It’s a sad state of affairs when a person is too tired to read, but that’s been my condition for the last week. Actually, I have read…but I’ve only been able to read a couple of pages before I find myself nodding off. That’s what happens at the end of a hot day in the classroom (85 degrees this afternoon) and after teaching 27 second graders (training up nicely, but still there are 27 of them!). So, I’m still in the middle of Dracula, making slow progress but enjoying it (if anything could keep me awake it should be this book!), and I’ve also started Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black (which should also keep me awake!). Both books are on my list for Carl’s RIP.II challenge. And for pure pleasure, I’m listening to another Rosamunde Pilcher audiobook on my way to and from school. So you can see that I’m completely scattered and unfocused. But things are beginning to settle down more each day at school, so my reading time and energy should pick up soon and I’ll finish these books and post about them!
In the meantime, in the world of 2nd grade…here are some of the books we’ve read this week in the classroom:
Our first chapter book read aloud is Stuart Little, by E.B. White. We read at least one or two chapters a day, usually after morning recess, and the kids are really enjoying it.
When they come in from our long lunch recess, we cool off and calm down by listening to a picture book, which is something they dearly love to do. This week we’ve enjoyed The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins, by Dr Seuss; There’s a Nightmare in my Closet, by Mercer Meyer; The Story About Ping, by Marjorie Flack; and Stone Soup, by Ann McGovern. I have to say that I love looking at those 27 faces when they’re engrossed in listening to a good book.