Friday, July 22, 2011

Day of Reading

So last night Mason, Kate and I were in our normal bedtime reading positions and Mason said you know what we should do is spend one day reading all day.  He is so me- I had been thinking about finding a Thursday or Friday I'm off and doing just that.  So today was the day.  We started about 9:30 in the morning and finished some library books we needed to take back to Coralville Library.  Then we headed to the library and picked out books, books on tape, and music to listen too.  We came home after spending some time getting our reading loot and started reading.  We took a break for lunch and the kids enjoyed listening to the soundtrack of "The Music Man".  Then back to reading.  We all spent some quiet time alone reading and looking at books before heading out for some pool time.  "Pool time" you say- I know you are wondering how do you accomplish a day of reading in the pool.  Well the first hour we listened to a book on tape and the second hour was spent me reading to them as they were in the pool.  We again took a break for dinner and bike ride for ice cream, but finished the day off with some more reading.  It was a great day and both kids- I think- enjoyed it.  Here are some pictures from the day and also a list of all the books we read or listened too.  Some of the books I especially liked will have a comment by them, but none were bad reads.

These are the books Mason, Kate and I read together on our Day of Reading
On Top of the Potty by Alan Katz
Baby Bug Magazine Sept 2010
What do you do with a Kangaroo? by Mercer Mayer
You're the Scaredy-Cat by Mercer Mayer
The Wump World by Bill Pete
Friday Night at Hodges Cafe by Tim Egan
Snow by Elizabeth Wallace
Later Rover by Harriet Ziefert
Crab Cab (flip a word) by Yukido Kid  This book was really neat.  It was a great early read which looked at different word family's. 
Star Wars Journey Through Space by Ryder Windham
Lemonade and other poems from a single word by Bob Raczka    I'm not a big poetry person, but found this book very clever.  The author took the word and described the topic by then making words only out of the letters in the word.
Book of Big Brothers by Cary Fagan  Any family that has three brothers needs to own this book. The book is written by the youngest brother and talks of tales/stories of what the brothers have done together and hope to do in the future.
Appleard and Liverwurst by Mercer Mayer
When the TV broke  By Harriet Ziefert
Whats Under my Bed by James Stevenson
I can be anything by Jerry Spinelli
I know here by Laurel Croza
Spork by Kyo Maclear
Count Down to clean Up! by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace
Pirates Guide to first Grade by James Preller
Pete the Cat I love my White Shoes by Eric Litwin
Eve of the emperor Penguin by Mary Pope Osborne
Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy by David Soman and Jacky Davis
Who do you Love? by Martin Waddell
Little Mo by Martin Waddell
B is for Bulldozer A construction ABC by June Sobel

1 comment:

  1. This is great! Today was a perfect day for it. Rachel is now on day 2 of reading and book 5 of the Wimpy Kid series between coughing and napping. We still can't kick this but at least the fever is gone. Have a great weekend!