On curriculum day, I mentioned #classroombookaday (http://www.classroombookaday.com/) and how my colleague and I were committing to reading aloud one picture book every day of the school year in 4th grade. Well we did it! It was so awesome for enhancing literacy motivation and engagement with students. I HIGHLY recommend it! I hope you will consider joining us next year!
This summer I plan to continue with #classroombookaday and read one picture book every day for 80 days and share my selections on Twitter with my students and their families (@MrsWeakland). I understand not everyone can or wants to take on that challenge, but just maybe you will pick up 10 picture books or read one good children's chapter book this summer and share with your students in the fall! Reading children's literature can be full of fun, adventure, and humor and kids LOVE when you talk about books you read with them.
#80booksin80days.....here we go! Stay tuned as I update my log. Books are rated out of 5 stars.
1. 6/16/18 - Harvey's Choice by Nikki Grimes. A poetry verse novel about an overweight boy struggling to find his identify in a world where criticism of those that are different abounds. The entire theme was summed up in a "words of the wiser" signpost on page 86 from his friend's mom: "Shine your light, no one will care what size candle holds the flame." 4 stars.
2. - 6/17/18 - Surf's Up by Kwame Alexander. What better way to start summer than with a story about books AND the beach! I can't wait to put my toes in the sand and crack open a good book this summer. Cowabunga! 4 stars.
3. - 6/18/18 - What If... by Samantha Berger. For the creative soul in all of us. "There will always be stories to seek and find." 4 stars.