"I have always imagined that Paradise will be some kind of library." ~ Jorge Luis Borges

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

For World Read Aloud Day, I'm planning on reading aloud...

Nothing....I won't be reading anything aloud, but...my students will!

They are reading:

They will be connecting with other readers and learners in Germany, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Texas and Minnesota!

Our school superintendent is stopping by to read aloud and...we are also connecting with amazing author/illustrators' Peter H. Reynolds, Jarrett Krosozka and Ame Dyckman! WOW!  We will be sending copies of their books to LitWorld and hope they are loved as much by other reads as they are by us.

Also, this week, every classroom will read Plant a Kiss, written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds.  This book has beautiful messages about caring and sharing. See how this book inspired some of my students to Plant it Forward. We will then Read It Forward by sending this class copy to LitWorld.  We hope these books will travel far and wide! 

At home, families will be recording the number of minutes spent reading aloud.  We'll be doing some math at school on Thursday!  The students are also each decorating a bookmark at home with a family member. We'll be sending these bookmarks to LitWorld as well. 

More about our World Read Aloud Day celebration later.  Sound fun?  It's not too late!  Get involved. Connect with someone in your school.  Visit the LitWorld Website for activity suggestions and more information.


  1. Looking forward to Skyping with you from Maryland. 1:10pm EST? We'll read Memoirs of a Goldfish by Devin Scillian .... our state's 2012 Black-Eyed Susan Book Award winner for picture books.
    Melissa McDonald
    Brookhaven ES

    1. We are EST as well. See you at 1:10 pm!

  2. You know how to celebrate READING well! xx