Just finished this gem by @gerrybrooksprin - highly recommended reading for teachers, parents, and administrators! He has a practical, humorous approach to all the nitty gritty details of #schoollife Crossing my fingers that he’ll do an event on the west coast one of these days #growthoverglam#summerpd @pocketfulofprimary
“Children are made readers on the laps of their parents.” ~Emilie Buchwald. It makes my heart happy to watch my son read to his children, and I remember that not so long ago, he and I spent hours together reading and rereading his favorite books.
I’ve been thinking about how our language immersion program within our neighborhood school can develop a deeper sense of community and also teach our students skills that will serve them well in life. I’ve been a fan of @ronclark__ for years and just got the updated edition of his Essential 55. I’m hoping to get my entire team to commit to introduce and apply with fidelity at least 25 of these this year and then evaluate the impact on our program. I am excited to experience the outcome! @pocketfulofprimary - thanks for your recent post #growthoverglam ! We need more of that among teachers on social media!
Read #grump during my recent vacation. Grump the dwarf is born too close to the surface and isn’t suited for life in the mines. He finds a way to sneak out and is introduced to Snow White and her evil stepmother. If you’re a fan of fractured fairy tales, @lieslshurtliff has written a collection you will enjoy.
We’ve read this book 20 or so times during my visit. Miss Betty loves all things mermaid and we spend lots of time talking about the different parts of ocean 🌊 life that we see on each page. When she visits the beach next week, she’ll know about sand, ocean, seagulls, docks, tide pools, seaweed, crabs, sharks, and, of course, mermaids 😉 #grandmaslittlegingersnap
Every visit to Texas includes hours of reading with the sweet loveys. Miss B is loving this board book “Dream Big, Little One.” At 2, she is obsessed with princesses 👸🏼 and mermaids🧜♀️ - to her, there is no higher compliment than to tell someone they are a princess or mermaid. Every time we turn to a new page, she points to the picture of the featured woman and says, “She IS a princess!” Yes, darlin’, she is 🥰 Grandma loves the message from @vashtiharrison - thank you! #grandmaslittlegingersnap#grandmalife
When I was a child, my mom would take us to the library every two weeks all summer long. @torrancepubliclibrary allowed us to check out as many books as we wanted, and I took them up on that offer, checking out as many as I could carry. I’d read them all in less than a week and beg to go back before the 2 weeks was over. Now I’m a grandma, and even though Miss Betty has a considerable home library, I love going to @wacolibrary with my little gingersnap and can hardly wait till she’s ready to check out a stack of books even taller than she is! #summermemories#readingismagic#grandmaslittlegingersnap
Went to Storytime at @eagleharborbooks today to hear author @david_covell read his new picture book Run Wild. He was great with the kids and even had an art project for them to do afterward. There is nothing quite like hearing an author read their work. Perfect book for summertime reading! 🌞 All about getting outside and playing hard till the sun sets #justlikethegoodolddays
Finished this novel over the weekend. A middle school girl’s military father is injured and that means their family has to move from Austin to the small NE town he grew up in - Pumpkin Falls. As the family finds their new normal, Truly finds a new group of friends and solves a decades-old mystery of the heart. Frederick takes a difficult topic, and addresses it from a teen’s point of view, fills it with interesting characters, and sets it in a quirky town, which keeps things light-hearted and positive.
Today we celebrate author Maurice Sendak on what would have been his 91st birthday. 🎉🎂🎁 His 1963 classic Where the Wild Things Are is a personal favorite and, if you haven’t read it in a while, read it with your favorite kiddos today. If you want to learn more about Sendak, there are some good interviews on YouTube. He is a colorful, blunt character who uses colorful, blunt language, so preview before showing them to children 😬
Just finished these two terrific novels and had to share. Both feature a main character who decides to take action when school library books begin to be banned. Both girls handle the situation in similar styles and with the help of fearless librarians and some surprising allies. The final photo is from Ban This Book. I found myself going back through the pages to find all the titles - and shaking my head. Ban is a great choice for upper elementary and Rebel will appeal to the middle school crowd.