Listening: I saw Joshua Radin and Sara Bareilles a couple of summers ago--they are so talented!
Loving: The reading piles in my house are overwhelming....but one of the best parts of summer.
Thinking: I am going back to a 2/3 blend next year. Excited about keeping some of my chickadees...but gotta start thinking through common core.
|Wordle of last year's class list....they'll be back!|
Needing: Powells is most fun bookstore. It takes up a block and has at least 4 stories of new and used books...I have got a list of books to freshen up my library.
Reads: Toys Go Out by Emily Jenkins is one of my favorite read alouds. (Edward Tulane is my other favorite....but since it has already been mentioned....) My kids are so into the story and there are two sequels, so they are motivated to read the next ones independently. Growing Readers simply separates elements for encouraging lifelong readers. (Again, Reading With Meaning and The Book Whisperer are some favorites...but we all need a selection to choose from)
Check out how everyone else is spending July, over at Oh' Boy 4th Grade!