We ended our first quarter this week, and also our first chunk of fun in our #classroombookaday challenge. We ended up with 142 books in our first 9 weeks together and WOW were there some good ones! Here’s our wall as of October 13:
We must have been busy doing lots of other things (including end-of-unit assessments I guess), and only read 10 books this week. Here are the highlights:
We were in Week 2 of the Global Read Aloud this week, and so Possum Magic was on the top of our list. 🙂 We also added in This and That and also Particular Cow by Mem Fox. As we like to do, we added in more books by authors we already know, and so we read My Teacher is a Monster by Peter Brown and The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers.
As we were studying light and sound in science, we read The Energy We See. This week was disABILITIES awareness week in our school, so we read Aneil Has a Food Allergy, as we talked about physical disabilities on Thursday. The Amazing Autumn book was just for some fall fun, as was the book When I Was Five. Lastly, we added another Show-Me Award nominee to our list, and read Fur, Fins and Feathers: Abraham Dee Bartlett and the Invention of the Modern Zoo.
Whew! That list makes me a little tired and a lot happy! Here’s to adding even more to the wall this week as we start a new quarter of reading and learning together!
And just because I’m always thinking about numbers (and reading, too) I figured out 142 X 4 quarters means we’ll be at 568 (or so) and that beats last year’s number!! Here’s to continuing to share amazing books with amazing kids!