The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimberly @ Caffeinated Book Reviewer. It's "a chance to share news, a post to recap the past week, showcase books and things we have received and share news about what is coming up for the week on our blog."
Reading This Week:
This is going to be somewhat chaotic. I realized after I posted my last Sunday Post that I'd missed a couple of books. Then last week I posted about my read-a-thon books but not any of the other things I'd read. So I'm adding everything in, but don't freak out--I did not actually read all of this in one week. But here's the last two weeks, plus the ones I'd missed:
One Death, Nine Stories by Marc Aronson, ed.
The Great American Dust Bowl by Dan Brown
Don't Pigeonhole Me! by Mo Willems
We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
12 Rounds to Glory by Charles R. Smith, Jr.
More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera
Thor, Goddess of Thunder Vol. 1 by Jason Aaron
Gone Fishing by Tamera Will Wissinger
Honor Girl by Maggie Thrash
Maggot Moon by Sally Gardner
One Came Home by Amy Timberlake
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Cat Burglar Black by Richard Sala
And I'm still trying to get caught up on things like sleep and blogging, so I didn't link up or make photo collages for this, but I did highlight my favorites. You're welcome.
Blogging this week:
Did not happen. So here's this instead:
To the man who dressed up as his dog's favourite toy for #Halloween. You are my hero. pic.twitter.com/MkaJj7IlHp— Jonno Turner ✌🏻️ (@jonnot) October 28, 2016
I'm working on some posts around censorship, gatekeeping, and how I handle "controversial" books in my classroom library. I know I keep cycling back to this topic, but it's really important and I'm continuously thinking about my responsibilities around it.
Life this week:
Significant upheaval at work, in which my elective Readers Theater class was taken away and another level of reading intervention was added. Basically, chaos, but it will all work out in the end. I've added about 15 new students, messed with a bunch of other kids' schedules, and am not sure what to do about the book I was reading to some classes, since their classmates missed the first 1/3 or so.
I took Tuesday off to accompany my 4th grader's class to the Oregon Food Bank. They had a blast packaging frozen veggies and pasta, and now my girl wants to have her next birthday party there, then come back to the house for cake. I kinda love that.
|Sort of punted with the new classes by brainstorming types of books, then doing a scavenger hunt in the classroom library.|
|Ready to pack food at the food bank.|
|After a really nice small group discussion about Orbiting Jupiter, one girl suddenly held this up and said, "It's Joseph and his girlfriend!"|