Monday, October 24, 2011

Favorite Read Aloud Linky Party and Too BUSY for Words

Oh man, do I love read alouds.  I just LOVE reading to my kiddos!  I love it more when they don't interrupt every page I read with their commentary, but that's a different topic...  :)

Anyway, Swimming into 2nd is having a great linky party for read alouds, so I'm linking up over there!  Please click HERE to check out some great ideas for read alouds to use in your classroom (if you don't already--I mean great minds DO think alike, after all).

Thanks, Swimming into 2nd for hosting!

My very favorite read aloud EVER is Sideways Stories from Wayside School by Louis Sachar.

When I taught 3rd grade, I used to read this book, and then the sequel, Wayside School is Falling Down if I got around to it.

The kids LOVED these books.  I mean LOVED.  The things that happen at Wayside School are SO bizarre and wacky, it's just fantabulous (and no, I don't tend to teach my students words that don't actually exist, but this is MY blog and I can use fake words if I WANT to).  If you haven't read these books, totally give 'em a looksie.

Now that I'm in 2nd grade, my fave books to read aloud are the Skippyjon Jones series by Judy Schachner.  Here is the Skippyjon Jones website for your perusing pleasure.

Seriously.  series.  Seriously.  Why are those words so similar?  Anywho...I'm sorry, where was I?  OK, yeah, Skippyjon Jones.  LOVE HIM.  Cutest idea for a character EVER, and I'm sorry, but I get SUCH a big kick out of reading these books because I get to use my best "Texican" accent, and frankly, I really crack myself up.  In case you were wondering.  I feel that I'm allowed to basically mock the accent since I'm half Mexican myself.  And the kids love it.  And they love learning the Spanish words thrown in here and there.

So there ya have it.  Read alouds that rock.

Moving on.   To the fact that number 1, I just started a sentence with a preposition, and number 2, that being a new mom who works is the hardest freaking thing I have EVER done.  Is it just me?  I do NOT have enough time in my DAY to get done the things I need to get done, much less the things I WANT to get done.  Not cool.  (It's possible I'm a little bitter about the whole thing.)

So anyway, there are so many things I have been wanting to post about on this blog, but my blog posting time (which ends up being late Saturday night, I'm sad to say) has been devoted to my classroom blog, because well, I like keeping the parents in the loop, and the parents like me keeping the parents in the loop.  So there's that.  I really want to TRY to post on here.  Like, ever.  So we'll see...

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I also love Wayside School! I love how the kids always finish my sentences when I say the word....DISCIPLINE! :)

    I would love for you to check out my blog - it is new - :) I am now following you and hope you do the same! :)

  2. How can I follow you? I don't see where I can follow???

  3. Rats! Let me check to see if the widget is there! :)

  4. Am I missing it? I see followers, but nothing under it... I try to subscribe to your posts but a funky message came up! YIKES!


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