Raising a Reader 10/10-10/13/17

My cable was out for about 5 days last week. I have a feeling my two curious kitties had something to do with it, but it was a good chance to remember what “quiet” feels like and how reading is a very pleasurable hobby.,

This got me thinking about reading and my students. I love, love, love children’s literature. I don’t seem to mind dropping a few dollars here and there on a good book when it comes to a lesson or to enhance curriculum, but reading for my own pleasure (besides newspapers) during the week does not happen as much as I’d like. I’m sure I’m not alone in the matter – as adults we have a lot going on, especially all of you as working parents, and the ease of those handy devices it makes it harder to actually read, let’s say a novel?

Here’s what we are working on this week:

English Language Arts

  • Fundations Unit 1 Week 4
  • Retelling key details in a text
  • Review uppercase letter formation
  • Writing/drawing on a specific topic


  • Introduction of ten frames
  • practicing fluency up to 5
  • counting collections up to 20


  • Life Cycle of a Pumpkin

Social Studies

  • Understanding Christopher Columbus

In conclusion, I still love reading and that’s because I come from a family of readers. I’ll get a call asking me “did you read this article in the paper?” And if I haven’t, i’ll get it summarized; if I did, we will have a discussion.. My dad was the the one that found this article (see below – hand drawn arrow included) in the paper about how to raise a family of readers. And now I share it with you. Enjoy!

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