Has it only been four days since my last post? Tuesday was the first day of the new school year, so I’ve spent the last four days with a very nice new group of 7 and 8 year olds, but it feels more like four weeks since Monday! I cannot believe how much we have done in those four days! It’s been so intense that I haven’t had the time to visit many of your blogs (I have a lot of catching up to do this weekend!), so I feel pretty “out of it.” It will be nice to check back in and see what all of you are reading.
So…what have I been reading in the last four days? Actually, quite a lot! I’ve managed to read a little in the evenings, even though exhausted at the end of the day, so I’m almost through with Tales of Moonlight and Rain which will count for Bellezza’s Japanese Literature Challenge and also for Carl V’s RIP-III Challenge! I’m also listening to an audiobook in the car on my way back and forth to school. It’s a mystery called The Eye of Jade, and I’m enjoying it very much. It’s another one for the RIP-III Challenge.
And of course I must also list the books I’ve read aloud to the Second Graders in the last four days. I introduced them to, and they are now in love with, Kate DiCamillo!
- Mercy Watson to the Rescue, by Kate DiCamillo
- Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, by Kate DiCamillo
- Mercy Watson Fights Crime, by Kate DiCamillo
- Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise, by Kate DiCamillo
- Danny and the Dinosaur, by Syd Hoff (in memory of Mr. Hoff because his birthday was on Thursday.)