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Showing posts from June, 2010

Finishing Books Right and Left

Finished The Search For Delicious and Look Again. Both books were very good! Now I am moving on to a book that many of you will recognize...The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan. This is the first book in The Kane Chronicles. Be sure to check out his website for more information on this book. Two of my three kids have read the book and loved it. I will let you know what I think. If you have already read, please share your thoughts.

Happy Summer!

I hope all of you are having a fantastic summer. I know I certainly am. I love coming home from my early morning working out, drinking my latte, and reading the paper in kids are still sleeping. I have had a lot more time to read. Besides reading the paper from front to back each morning, I am catching up on my magazine pile, reading lots of blogs to get great ideas for next year's lessons, and of course enjoying some great books. I always tell you guys that I only read one chapter book at a time so you certainly don't need to check out 5 chapter books at one time. However, I may need to think about that again...I am currently reading a "kids" book called The Search For Delicious and an "adult" book called Look Again. I am finding that this is working for me. I have enjoyed seeing many of you all over the grocery store, the *public library*, the pool, summer school, and even cross country running camp. You are all as busy as …

Mystery Readers 2010

Wow, forty five 3rd graders met my challenge to read ALL 26 A to Z Mysteries written by Ron Roy. We celebrated with a mystery party...the kids didn't know the day or time of the party. I can't reveal anything else or it won't be a mystery for next year's readers.
Way to be independent readers!

Caldecott Celebration 2010

Twenty Two 2nd graders met the challenge to read and report on 12 or more Caldecott winning books. We just had to celebrate...with milk and cookies of course. These great readers also picked out a free book to enjoy this summer. Way to be independent readers!