book recommendations for middle grade teachers and students
IMWAYR September 9th
Good morning everyone! I hope you all are getting back into the swing of school and are adjusting well. It has taken till now to adjust LOL. Today is the start of week five of my school year. I can't believe it's already week five. WOW!!! I have been in a reading funk too. I was really having trouble balancing work, children, and getting in time to read. I have made a goal for September to read every night before I go to sleep. That means NO TV WATCHING until I fall asleep. You can take a look at my progress on my Instagram page @theliteracyjunky.
Well, here we go with a week full of reading. :)
Thank you for stopping by and I hope you enjoy your week!
Don't forget to comment what you are reading this week.
I am creating a list currently for Mock Newbery titles next year to see which ones I will be purchasing for our group - so far these are the top contenders of which I have seen other's post about, or that I have read and feel like children need to have in their "read" pile. What do y'all think? Anything else you think I should add? The year is still early and already so many amazing titles for 2017!
What is this book about? Hayden’s answer: Aven is trying to fit in in Arizona even though she doesn’t have arms. Mrs. Kuehler’s answer: Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus is about Aven, a thirteen year old girl that was born without arms. What’s special about Aven is, she can do almost anything anyone with arms can do, she just uses her feet! When her dad gets a new job in Arizona, Aven is forced to move from Kansas and all her friends that are used to Aven and don’t stare at her like strangers do. Making new friends is hard for anyone, arms or no arms, so what is in store for Aven in Arizona? Spoiler (not really): Aven DOES make some new friends in Arizona and maybe even stumbles upon a mystery in her new home … Have you ever had a similar experience where you felt different and worried about meeting new people? Hayden’s answer: When I broke my leg. Mrs. Kuehler’s answer : I think we all feel different at some point in our lives and it’