Monday, May 6, 2013

Monday-What are you reading? 5/6/13

This is why I LOVE my job!! Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!! I am so inspired by the amazing teachers I get to see daily, I have worked with in the past, and the ones I read about on their blogs. Enjoy your week. Hats off to you!!
One of the things I really look forward to about summer is getting back on track with my reading. I get so busy with school stuff that I neglect my own reading for fun.
Part of my homework for my students each night is to read 20 minutes and then write about what they read in their read and respond notebooks. I figure since I have my own students read 20 minutes I should do the same. I have been ok about my goal, but not the best. I really need to work on this!
I adore this link up  (What are you reading?)as it helps me to get my list created for my own reading this summer.
The last book I read and just finished is Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos This is the 2012 Newberry Award winner. I love the Newberry books as sometimes they are books I normally wouldn't want to read or select on my own.
Jack finds himself with a sudden change in his summer plans. After accidentally shooting off his father's Japanese WW2 gun, he finds himself being forced to stay at home or go to an elderly lady's house to help her out. He must help her type out obituaries while learning the history of his town. Jack and the neighbor find themselves on a wild ride learning about Eleanor Roosevelt, Girl Scout cookies, a homemade airplane, and many other shenanigans.
I really found this book to be laugh out loud and a surprising read. I didn't love it as much as last year's Newberry, Moon Over Manifest, but nonetheless it was a good read. I think kids will love to read about the kid with endless bloody noses and his many adventures.
Here is the link to purchase it on Amazon. Dead End in Norvelt
I am going to be getting my summer reading list put together for my own reading. Do you have any suggestions for adult books as well as literature that my 5th graders would love??
So, what are you reading this week?
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  1. Hats Off to My Teacher is so cute! :o) Happy Teacher Appreciation Week...enjoy!


  2. Hi Jennifer - I love your blog - super cute! I'm a new follower :)

  3. Oops...forgot to tell you the book - I'm new to grade 6 and 7 so I have been reading what everyone else has recommended which is the City of Ember.

  4. Hi Jennifer! I love your "Hats Off to My Teacher" examples. I am your newest follower and look forward to reading more of your posts. Right now I am reading The Lions of Little Rock. I picked it up at our last book sale at school.