Monday, September 8, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/8

I'm linking up with Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to share my reading this past week.
It was only a three day school week for me last week.  So you would think that I would have been able to read a lot!  Nope!  I had to catch myself up on yard work and house work that I have neglected during the first few weeks back at school.

I did manage to finish two chapter books this week:

Sabotaged (The Missing, #3)
Sabotaged by Margaret Peterson Haddix (#3 in The Missing series)

Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda, #6)
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus by Tom Angleberger (last book in the Origami Yoda series)

I also read the following picture books:

Fireflies! by Julie Brinkloe

The Popcorn Book
The Popcorn Book by Tomie de Paola

This week I plan to read the following chapter book:
The Graham Cracker Plot

What are you reading?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Celebrate! Sept. 6

Thanks to Ruth Ayres at DiscoverPlayBuild for this Saturday tradition.
I am back to celebrate a few things this week!

1. I have to start by celebrating the opening of college football and by beloved Buckeyes!  The game last Saturday against Navy was a nail-biter in the first half.  Thank goodness we figured things out the second half!  I do have to say that rooting against Navy somehow made me feel a little unpatriotic!  So I tried not to be too vocal against Navy!  Tonight we play Virginia Tech.  Go Bucks!

 2. I need to celebrate the ladies in this picture (plus one who was cut out)!  These ladies are training to be intermediate literacy coaches through Literacy Collaborative along with me.  This school year is a training year for us.  In the picture, we are participating in online learning with OSU.  I am grateful for what each of these wonderful ladies brings to the picture.

3.  Our community has started the "Let's Read 20" initiative.  The idea is parents will read for 20 minutes a day with their children starting at birth.  All the schools in the county and city are participating and working together on this.  This week, my district had a Battle of the Books with another district in the county.  Students were to bring in new or gently used books to be distributed to kids throughout the county.  My school collected over 1600 books!  The winning district will be announced at the football game tonight between the two schools.

4. I am celebrating the Popcorn Festival in our town and the Popcorn Parade.  Jacob was in the parade along with his fellow cub scouts.  I also have to celebrate all the greasy, fried food you can get at the festival! It's one of the few times of the year I allow myself to indulge in this type of food!  Bring on the fried veggies!

What are you celebrating?

Monday, September 1, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 9/1/14

I'm linking up with Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to share my reading this past week.

This week I only managed to finish one chapter book!  It has just been a busy, tiring, second week of school!

Athena the Wise (Goddess Girls, #5)
I finished Athena the Wise  by Joan Holub, which is the 5th book in the Goddess Girls series. 
My read alouds this week include the following:
Peppe the Lamplighter
Peppe the Lamplighter  by Elisa Bartone
A Day's Work
A Day's Work  by Eve Bunting
True Heart
True Heart by Marissa Moss
The Keeping Quilt
The Keeping Quilt by Patricia Polacco
Chicken Sunday
Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco
I am currently reading two chapter books:
Sabotaged (The Missing #3)
Sabotaged  by Margaret Peterson Haddix (3rd in The Missing series)
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus (Origami Yoda, #6)
Emperor Pickletine Rides the Bus by Tom Angleberger
What are you reading?