Monday, September 27, 2010

Reading Log Roundup: September 27, 2010

This week, our reading took a bit of turn to feature some books to fit the season!  Here's a quick peak into the beginning of our Fall reading . . .

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed Some Leaves by Lucille Colandro

If You Give A Pig A Party by Laura Numeroff

Corduroy by Don Freeman

Brooms Are For Flying by Michael Rex

David Goes To School by David Shannon

Here's a fun little story to go along with our reading this week . . . As one of my son's assignments this year, he gets to bring home little Ted E. Bear.  He is accompanied by Corduroy and chocolate Teddy Grahams, and gets to spend the entire weekend with the family.  We are to journal about the adventures we had and the kids will share it with the rest of the class on Monday morning.  This weekend was our weekend with Ted E. Bear!  We took the little bear to a soccer game, he shared in some barbecue fun with our friends, visited the library, and went grocery shopping to help with picking up some apples.  I loved how the teacher took such a simple classic book and created an adventure that the whole class looks forward and can enjoy!  A great example of what books can do outside of the pages!!!

What titles can you think of that literally bring the adventures out of the books?


  1. Aw, Corduroy! I loved that book when I was a kid.

    As for your question-- maybe Madeline? You could get a Madeline doll and then create a French-themed day of activities. Eating French food in a picnic, maybe, or...wearing berets? Painting by a river?

    Madeline may not be as fun for boys as she was for me (a girl), though, ahaha! :D

  2. Anastasia . . . I've got one of each (son & daughter), so this is great!!! I love the idea!! That could be totally fun!

  3. I love Corduroy too and that sounds like such a fun school activity! I think just about any book can be turned into an adventure which is what makes reading so fun. Even if the journey is only in the imagination it's great to expand books and see kids excited about reading!

  4. I'd have picked up David Goes To School just for the artwork alone. Love that cover.

  5. lisa :) . . . That is so true!! I love seeing kids' imaginations go wild!!

    J. Kaye . . . Isn't it cute?!? :)


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