Unleashing Readers and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts today to share this week's reading.
A Sick Day for Amos McGee is one of my favorites, so I couldn't believe I had missed A Home For Bird by Philip Stead. Vernon is very determined to help Bird find his home, but Bird offers no support or clues. I think my students will enjoy this one as well, and it will give them opportunities to do some good reading work too.
Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3 by Jessica Shumway was a terrific professional read. I can't recommend it highly enough for anyone who teaches math in the primary grades. I had been thinking about revamping my calendar time and the beginning of my math workshop, and this book really helped me see how that would work. I'm excited to use these routines with my students. I really think it's going to make a big difference in math this year.
This week, I'm hoping to sneak in a few more titles. I finally have Eleanor and Park after waiting on the hold list for it all summer, and I'm excited to pick up On a Beam of Light from the library as well. What are you reading this week?