nonfiction picture book challenge 2015

Nonfiction Picture Book Wednesday: Stand There! She Shouted #nfpb2015 5/13/15

My favorite reading challenge is Kid Lit Frenzy’s Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge. Visit her blog to discover more wonderful nonfiction titles. Stand There! She Shouted is Susan Goldman Rubin’s biography of nineteenth-century photographer Julia Margaret Cameron. It’s a wonderful book–full of engaging, informative writing and two types of illustrations: Cameron’s photographs and Bagram Ibatoulline’s paintings…

IMWAYR

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? #imwayr 5/11/15

Visit Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers to participate in the kidlit version of this weekly meme. On the blog: A curation of my favorite online reading from last week A celebration of the end of the semester and my students’ learning and unlearning A review of Maira Kalman’s quirky alphabet book, Ah-Ha to Zig-Zag…

slice of life

Track Meet: Slice of Life #sol15 5/5/15

We have driven two hours for this track meet. My son will only run for about two minutes total. We will sit on concrete in the blistering sun for seven hours to watch him run. We will drive the two hours home without him. At the beginning of the season, I looked forward to checking…