Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Do you know Lulu?

Reading aloud from a chapter book is one of my favorite parts of our school day. Well, actually, reading aloud period is my favorite part of the day.  :) This year's class especially loves our sacred chapter book time of day!

I was looking for a new chapter book to share with my readers and I stumbled upon Lulu and the Brontosaurus (thanks Twitter!) by Judith Viorst and Lane Smith. Judith Viorst has written lots of amazing books including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day which was recently made into a movie. (Kids loved that fun fact!)
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We LOVED it! The kids were laughing out loud and singing along! Yes, there is singing! 

Who is Lulu? She is a little girl and she is a brat. She always gets her way until one day she asks for a pet dinosaur. Craziness ensues. Other cool features about this book~a narrator tells the story and adds her own two cents, the chapters are short and the kids begged for one.more.chapter, there are alternate endings (Hello Wayne's World!!) and the illustrations are amazing! 

If you are looking for a fresh read aloud, check it out! There are 2 more in the series, too! I can't wait to share these with my guy! 

Do you have a favorite chapter book read aloud? 

Monday, September 29, 2014

Come On Fall!

When I say this, please understand I am sooooo serious. 

I am 100% completely and totally ready for fall. I love fall. I need fall. I love everything about it! I love the decorations. I love the holidays. I love the smells. I love the clothes and the colors and the sound the leaves make when you walk through them. I love the weather, oh yes, I love the weather. I just love fall.
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I should mention that I met N in fall. It was his last fall semester in college and my first semester at a new school. I was in a physics class that as it turns out, I did not need. (I'm calling that fall fate!) I missed one or two (or 5 classes) and asked for his notes. We studied on cool fall nights and the rest as they say, is history. 

Fall means Halloween, the fair, Thanksgiving, sweaters and scarves, apple cider, and the yummiest of foods all of which happen to be comfort foods.Fall really is the best season ever! 

Hmmm.....is there a place where it is fall like year round? If there is, I'm packing my bags!

What is your favorite season and do you have a special reason? 

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