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I am embarrassed to admit that I did not complete a single book this past week! Instead, I've been talking a lot about books with my colleagues as they've returned to our campus to prepare for the coming school year.
Here are some books we've talked about:
Gaston, by Kelly DiPucchio and illustrated by Christian Robinson. A puppy who feels a bit out-of-place among his brothers and sisters finds out what family really means.
The Scraps Book: Notes from a Colorful Life by Lois Ehlert. This autobiography of an artist's life is full of familiar colors and shapes for fans of Ehlert. I was quick to point this book out to our new art teacher!
On the professional side, the hot teacher materials of the moment are Number Sense Routines: Building Numerical Literacy Every Day in Grades K-3 by Jessica F. Shumway and Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies, Grades K-5 by Sherry Parrish. I've got teachers on a waiting list while I catalog them into the system!
Our students arrive tomorrow! Here's wishing everyone a great school year.