My two kids are doing homework right now, and I am under the blankets waiting until they need me to check their homework. BTW, who invented homework? I must have a talk with that person :) Not a fan of homework (as a mom) at all.
Celebrating reading is it for this week! Let's begin with you know who :)
You guessed it! Skippy is my favorite book character. When I read his books, I get to use my first language and roll my r's like I did since I was born. I do like to show off my thick Mexican accent every time I get a chance. hehehe
My Spanish is getting rusty and my mom gives me a hard time when she visit. She can't believe I am forgetting it, but I am :( not to much though.
I used Mr. Henkes' books a lot during reading mini lessons. Anything he writes is perfect for my second graders. They can relate to many of the mice happenings in Henkes' books.
Michael Garland's illustrations are to die for. When I read his books, all I want to do is stare at the amazing job he did while illustrating. Gorgeous! You must check him out :)
When it comes to nonfiction. I love the Who Was? series. We read them while working on biographies. We do tons of group work since the vocabulary is a bit hard for some of my kiddos. Perfect for the end of the year!
Reading a variety of versions of one story is one of my favorite things to do in second grade. LOVE The Princes and the Pea options available.
Happy Reading Week!