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 visits. She can't believe I am forgetting it, but I am :( not too 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 Princess and the Pea options available.
Happy Reading Week!