Showing posts from 2014

Kid Requests

The library in my classroom is extensive but I'm constantly trying to update and change based on student requests and needs.  My students come to believe that if they want a book I can just buy it and add it to the library.  I don't honor every request but I always consider them and put them on a wish list.  Last week my brand new first graders were exploring the library and a group of boys were admiring our Sports basket.  I'll admit this basket is a little thin, I struggle with finding age appropriate stories.  One of my little guys came up to me a little flustered and said "Where are the bowling books?"  Not "Do you have bowling books?"  "I can't find any bowling books.".  This was an urgent request.  

I thought about it for a short time and decided to try to find a bowling book for my new friend.    The book came last week and he was thrilled that the little boy and his dad went bowling just like he and his dad do.  I think this is a bo…

Hooray for Hat! By Brian Won

Image's dusty in here.  It's been almost a year since my last post.  A lot of things happen in a year...but that's not why we're here.  Mandy more than gently nudged me this morning to write a post about a book I bought.  Let's just say she brought out her mom voice.  So here I am, I came straight home to write an "8 second" blog about this book.  Thanks for the shove Mandy!

Now on to business..


I picked up this book this morning at Cover to Cover.  We had a blogger breakfast and then the traditional shopping trip.  I didn't buy all of the books I wanted but I did get this little gem.

First graders get grumpy and when they do they often don't know how to deal with it.  They also don't know what to do when their friends get grumpy.  The story starts with Elephant who hears the doorbell ring and he's very grumpy about it.  There was a present outside Elephant's door which immediately turned his day around…