Did you see it? Let me post the latest picture and see if you see what I see. 🙂
We made it to 300 books!!
I finally got around to adding the numbers to the side the other day (yeah..200 was there for a bit and I’ll fix it soon…long story), and kids of all ages are interacting with the wall in a new way. Seems like first graders (who have read all these books) weren’t really able to fathom that there were that many–the wall is just filling up and they know they’ve read a lot, but didn’t know just how many. “Big” kids were suddenly amazed that “little” kids had read so many books! Funny how just having something to relate to make you see things in a new way.
And, as you can see, we’ve actually read MORE than 300 books! We added 36 from World Read Aloud Day, and then finished the row with some from last week (plus a few that I haven’t had a chance to get up there yet). It’s been fun to make plans for what we will do when we fill up the wall (right now the plan is to go up and over the ceiling!). 🙂
Since I just posted all the additions from WRAD, the list from this week is small, but they were good ones nonetheless:
The books we added this week are all so different, but all so great! I remember first reading Yard Sale during the Global Read Aloud in 2016 when Lauren Castillo was the featured illustrator and LOVING it, and this class did, too. Such a simple story with such deep ideas. The Rescue of Winks in one in a series of books that are written about real animals from the Second Chance Ranch (and we even Skyped with the author the other day and got to meet lots of her animals friends!).
Trombone Shorty was a toe-tapping addition during our library visit on Tuesday, and I Don’t Want to Be a Frog is a fun read-aloud with lots of voices and funny lines. :). I have a few more, but they’ll be included for next week since they’re not on the wall yet.
What did you read this week? Leave us a comment and share your favorites! 🙂