Hello, #classroombookaday friends! Another super week and we’ve read loads of great ones! Here’s our wall as of Friday:
We added 15 this week and are up to 115 books so far! Many of them are the same as last year (as kids have asked me), but so many of them are brand new ones I’ve never heard of before now. I love how we are finding new authors and then reading ALL of their books, as well as reuniting with old author friends from before. 🙂
Here are the highlights from this week:
You probably already know (if you read last week’s post) why there are so many Todd Parr books on this list! We have been HUGE fans of Todd Parr and are set to read all of his books. Perhaps the most fun part of this week was when Ms. Turken (and my kiddos) and I got to MEET HIM!! He was at our local bookstore to share and sign his newest book Love the World and we were there. 🙂 Super excited for this pic with our new friend. 🙂
I think I mentioned before, but it is worth repeating that I love how easy it is to share big messages with little kids by reading Todd Parr’s books. Everyone of them is accessible by all levels of readers and are about BIG IDEAS. We have had SO many deep conversations as we read and I’m so thankful for those lessons.
This week also added several stories that are related to things we’re learning:
Night of the Veggie Monster is a mentor text for our Small Moments unit in Writing, we’re using Ollie the Stomper as we’re learning about building good reading habits in Reader’s Workshop and the other two accompany our study on Light and Sound in Science. LOVE that literature is involved in these subjects.
The last ones were just for fun. Hug Machine has a fabulous Emily Arrow song (see below), the Sam book was a new one from our pal Mo Willems that we hadn’t read, Betty Goes Bananas is from the same author as the Mr. Panda books we’ve read (Steve Antony), and we’ve read several of the other “if you want to….DON’T” books along the way this year, too. Oh, and I wish I had a video of this, too, but I feel that I should mention that a puppet named Mr. Giggles read that Betty book to us and it was super fun.
Whew! What a great reading week. I’m excited for this week to come, as well, because we start the Global Read Aloud!! Stay tuned to see lots of Mem Fox added to the list!!