Monday, November 25, 2013

#IMWAYR Nov. 25 & Felt Board App

ONE MONTH, people. One month.

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Sheila at Book Journeys. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now… who knows, you might discover that next “must read” book!

Our Kid Lit to YA version is hosted by Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.
GREAT IDEA! Check out all of the What Are You Reading? participants for title ideas.

This Week
I sense a pattern. Picture books and zombies. I didn't really care for Dead City. At least until the very very end. Hard cause its on our state reading list for next year.
Pete. I liked the ones with Eric Litwin better. I wonder … is this illustrator being pressured to crank out art as fast as possible (and therefore accounting for the fall in quality? Although Magic Sunglasses wasn't TERRIBLE) or is he doing it of his own accord? Or am I the only one who feels like the market's getting a little over saturated?

On a side note we used the Felt Board App after reading Pete. The last line says "What are you thankful for?" so that's what we showed. It was the first time using the app so there was a bit of a learning curve … but the kids were quick! They enjoyed it a lot. As they get more practice we'll be able to dig deeper … make more refined pics that tell a specific story (you can export the jpgs very easily … then make maybe an iBook with the kids recording the story?). Hope we can do something awesome later. BE AMAZED. I remembered to take pics.

Currently Reading (I will finish Allegiant today. What to focus on next what with the packing and cleaning and moving ...)

I DID, however, find my phone cord so I can move some of HP#1 over. Though I also moved over Christmas music so this time of year I'm not sure which will win.

Happy Thanksgiving! I don't always act like I'm thankful, whining about no walls or commutes or what have you. I am, though. For a wonderful family. Beliefs that keep me going and help me understand my purpose, even when I falter a little bit. A job that (most of the time :/) I love. A safe and warm place to live and food to eat. Great books to read and internet friends who teach me all the time and think every once in a while I have something worthwhile to share.

Lots of people don't have that. Happy Thanksgiving! I'll be back on Finally Friday with Five Pins and then on Saturday with my TPT sale "wish list" of lesson ideas I might rather buy and tweak than have to make up myself. :P Any other blog time before then will be concentrating on planning upcoming stuff. And maybe seeing Thor. Or Catching Fire. And cleaning out my closets. You think you've done it and yet the clutter multiplies ...


  1. So glad to see Counting by 7s on your list. Such a wonderful book! Enjoy your Thanksgiving.

  2. Hi there Ms O! glad to hear your candid thoughts about the books you've read this week, always very refreshing. Enjoy the rest of your reading week!

  3. I just started Counting By 7s, and have been quickly drawn in to Willow's story. And Llama, Llama stories always make me smile. I didn't realize that the easy readers for Pete books wasn't the same creative team. I think the same thing was done with the Fancy Nancy easy reader books.


  4. Counting by 7s is one of the best books I have read all year! Enjoy!