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Here are some of our favorite read-alouds from the last couple of weeks!

1) Penguin Problems by Jory John, illustrated by Lane Smith.

If this isn’t an ode to angsty, eye-rolling teenagers on a Friday, I don’t know what is. I read this to my Contemporary Lit class of seniors and their commentary and asides were fantastic. And I’m going to be honest, we have at least one such “penguin” in the class.

Over the the weekend I discovered ”Giraffe Problems” by the same duo. I’ve already put a hold on it! Cannot wait to compare/contrast!

2) How to Code a Sandcastle by Josh Funk, illustrated by Sara Palacios

I‘m also teaching a middle school Makerspace elective this semester so I used this one after we had learned and before logging in to for the first time. It may be geared to young elementary but it did help reinforce concepts for the MS students in a humorous way.

3) Ish by Peter H. Reynolds

We have read many books by Reynolds for #classroombookaday, and this was just the latest. This one REALLY helped reinforce growth mindset, thinking outside the box, and not listening to negative comments (and, of course, not saying negative things to our classmates).

Do you participate in #classroombookaday? What are some of your favorite ones to read and share with students?

Picture books = for kids of ALL ages!



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