Monday, January 20, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

I'm joining Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers for It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?. 

It's snowing.  Again.  But when I announced to the boys that they needed to find something to do, it got very quiet.  Then I walked in, and saw them doing this (Yay!):

Hooray!  My oldest took my suggestion and is reading The One and Only Ivan.  Li'l Bro is reading a book about birds.

So anyway, we've been reading a lot at school, and enjoying it!  I noticed this week that there were new titles in the media center.  I kept picking them up off the shelf and making a lot of oohing and ahhhing noises!  Our Media Assistant kept giggling as I kept picking books up off the shelf.  The kids are really enjoying these books in our reading lounge:

We really enjoyed Hello, My Name is Ruby.  This is a great story about friendship!  I could tell my students weren't too sure about The Dark, but it has a great ending!  They have also loved looking at Hank Finds an Egg.  

I keep a basket of library books in our small but mighty reading lounge.  This allows the kids to safely preview and try new texts without the commitment of checking them out themselves.  I keep a messy list of what I've kept in the lounge, so if they are wanting to check a book out for themselves, I can help with that.  

What are you reading this week?  My personal reading has taken a nose dive since we are back in a routine of school everyday.  I'm trying hard to make time for that, even if it's just a few pages each day.


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