Sunday, September 18, 2016

Celebrate This Week!

Join us each weekend for Celebrate This Week with Ruth Ayres. 
                                                         When we pause to celebrate, we find the joy.
Discover. Play. Build.
A week filled with moments to celebrate and remember.

1.  Tuesday - a birthday party for Roald Dahl!  
 Our after school book club celebrated by perusing Roald Dahl biographies,
playing Roald Dahl Jeopardy, and enjoying his 100th birthday cake
(picture to come, once I get all the parent permission forms returned).  
Who knew there were so many biographies of Roald Dahl? 
The two books on each end of the top row are newly published in 2016.
D is for Dahl was a classroom favorite until it disappeared one year.  
I want to read Michael Rosen's Fantastic Mr. Dahl.  Don't forget to check out 
BoyMore about Boy, and Going Solo - all penned by Dahl himself.

2.  Wednesday - a blue and yellow day!
The gorgeous blue sky on Wednesday distracted me from my "to do" list and sent me
off to a favorite spot for pics of blue sky and yellow leaves (with a touch of green)!

3.  Friday - sharing Walter Dean Meyers with sixth graders!
I subbed in a sixth grade classroom on Thursday, and we read "Jeremiah's Song" by Walter Dean Meyers.  In Friday's class, I shared my blog post from the 2012 National Book Festival where I was privileged to hear presentations from Walter Dean Meyers, Lois Lowry, and Patricia Polacco.   

4.  Listened to the debut Nerdy Bookcast"Books help teach us how to live!" 
Thanks to Teacher Learning Sessions for alerting me to this opportunity.  
And thank you Nerdy Books for another tool to spread book love!
I finished my second 9/11 book this week, Towers Falling by Jewell Parker Rhodes.
Since the copy I read was an ARC, I'm anxious to check out
the book so I can see the artwork.  The other 9/11 book I've read was
Nine, Ten:  A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin.  
Both books are excellent ways to begin a dialogue with 
middle grade readers about the events of 9/11.  


  1. I listened to the Nerdy Book Cast this weekend and really appreciated it too. I love that contrast of yellow and blue. Have a great week!

  2. I loved Roald Dahl's own bios, and that Oxford Dictionary sounds fabulous, doesn't it? Ramona, you spread such book love, through your blog but also with that book club. It's just awesome. Can't wait to read Towers Falling, and thanks for the lovely pics!