Gah! How did it get to be August already? This summer is flying by way too fast!
Next week I probably won't be posting since my husband and I are leaving for Florida on Saturday. We are driving. From Michigan to Key West. In a Mustang.
Some of you think this is probably very cool. I, however, wish we taking the practical route and driving an SUV or minivan. That would be much more comfortable. Oh, but who needs comfort when you can look cool? This should be interesting. I don't know how I'm going to fit all my books in the backseat of a Mustang.
Nice segue-way right? ;)
Anyway, these are the books I read last week that I enjoyed:
When the Fly Flew In by Lisa Westberg Peters, illustrated by Brad Sneed
I loved the sensory language. This could be a great mentor text for adding detail to writing.
Chloe, Instead by Micah Peters
Molly wanted a little sister just like her... she got Chloe instead.
A surprisingly sweet story of two sisters and the dichotomy of the love/hate relationship siblings often have for each other. Micah Player was able to get this push and pull in so few words and pages.
When Blue Met Egg by Lindsay Ward
It took me a while to "get" this book but for that reason I think it would be great to use with older kids when talking about making inferences. The longer time passes after reading it, the more I like it.
Four Feet, Two Sandals by Karen Williams and Khadra Mohammed, illustrated by Dough Chayka
This is the story of two Afghan girls who each discover one sandal in the same pair and decide to share them. The text and illustrations are incredibly simple, yet moving. This would be a great supplemental text to use in a social studies class to give a voice to the dry, lifeless textbooks that are so ubiquitous in American social studies classrooms.
What I'm currently reading/listening to:
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Insignia by S.J. Kincaid
Books I reviewed last week:
Level 2 by Lenore Appelhans
The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
I LOVED both of these books so much!