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One of the things I've loved about my new teaching job is the flexibility. (A whole blog post is coming in May about the "New job." We'll just leave this here for now...)
So, this week, First Grade is reading:
An incoming first grader manages all the things that don't seem to be going her way. That dog on the sidewalk? A big sister? A copycat? A mama returning to work? Sleeping in the room alone? So many things to navigate when you are 6.
As I started reading this book to my kids late last week, I was amazed and so happy at how well they connected to Ramona. And as 6 and 7 year olds do, they immediately rushed to her defense of all things, "not fair." Beverly Cleary knows how to write for kids. She clearly understands kids and what they are carrying at each age. It will be fun to read the rest of this book in the upcoming week.
Tomorrow is Beverly Cleary's 100th Birthday! Have you seen the Today Show interview? I'll wait. Go ahead and watch it.
Friday, we will be celebrating her birthday with a birthday party in second grade! All things Beverly Cleary.