In looking over the week, I have a few things to be thankful for.
This past Monday night, I had a chance to attend The Marvels event hosted by Once Upon a Time Bookstore in Montrose. Brian Selznick was delightful and entertaining and I was thrilled that Jax was able to attend with me. She has been a big fan of his books and enjoyed the chance to finally meet him.
This is exciting for me. After years of wanting to see our classrooms using a workshop model for reading and writing, we have a number of classrooms piloting the Units of Study from Teachers College Reading and Writing Program. Children engaged in reading, excited about a book, sharing what they read with others makes my heart soar.
I have had the pleasure to work with Ms. Muthiah's 2nd graders this school year. Watching these young writers learning to think and write as scientists during the Informational Unit has been a blast. Seeing the growth in them as writers in just a couple of months is remarkable.
My picture book pick of the day:
by JonArno Lawson, Sydney Smith
Groundwood Books (March 2015)
This wordless book is one of my favorites of 2015....I keep reading and sharing this one.