Chrissi’s Class Reads #11

Yep, that’s right! We’ve been reading lots again. Since October, when I last did this post, we’ve read 12 books! Here they are, with links to Goodreads if you’re interested.

Pugs Of The Frozen North

Pugs of the Frozen North

This was a book that was read for pleasure ❤ I prefer Oliver and The Seawigs by this author, but the class enjoyed it on the whole!

Black Dog

Black Dog

We used this book to talk about tackling fears.

Stone Age Boy

Stone Age Boy

This book was read during our Stone Age topic for pleasure! 🙂 I like to find books on the same topic, especially if they’re fiction in a heavily non fiction topic.

Stone Age, Bone Age

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We read this book for pleasure during our Stone Age topic!

The Secrets Of Stonehenge

The Secrets of Stonehenge

We read this book in our reading lessons for our Stone Age topic!

The Huge Bag Of Worries

The Huge Bag Of Worries (Big Books)

This was another book that we used to tackle emotions.

The Day The Crayons Quit

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We used this book in Science. The crayons are misused and end up wanting to quit. We used this book to stimulate interest in changing solids to liquids. The children melted the crayons over hot water and then observed their change of state. We also looked at how the state changed again when the wax cooled.

Fish Is Fish

Fish is Fish

This was a book that we used to discuss how differences between others is what make us what we are!

How The Grinch Stole Christmas

How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

We read this book for pleasure near Christmas time!

Not Now Bernard

Not Now, Bernard

We used this book in our PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) about relationships with parents.

Badger’s Parting Gifts

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This book helped teach the concept of dealing with bereavement.

Around The World In 80 Days

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For our writing this half term, we have been reading this version of the classic Around The World In 80 Days. It is so accessible for young children.

What do you make of the books we’ve read over the past 3 months? I won’t leave it so long next time!

Top Ten Tuesday- Back To School Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January 2018. It’s all about love of lists, love of literature and bringing bookish people together. 

This week’s topic is a Top Ten Freebie to do with Back To School. Confession. I schedule these posts in advance and when I wrote this post it was the first day of my Summer holidays. Ha! Really strange to think about going back to school! When this post is published I’m back to work on Monday! Argh…

Here are 10 books that I hope to read to my class this year. My class will between 7-9 years old.

The Boy with the Bronze Axe (Classic Kelpies)

I have read this book before last time I was in Year 3/4. It’s quite heavy going at points, but it’s a good one for a Stone Age/Bronze Age topic.

Stone Age Boy

I think there are so many good picture books out there for older children, so I’m going to try and slip in a few when I can.

Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age

I’ve never read this, so I’m intrigued to read it to my class.

The 13-Storey Treehouse

This book is the first one that my class have picked to read as a class book. I’m so excited to explore it with them. I think it’s important that as a class we read for pleasure!

The Invisible Boy

This is going to be great for quieter children. I think it’s going to be a great talking point.

Give Peas a Chance

I am intrigued to try short stories! Children love funny stories so fingers crossed for these ones!

A Child of Books

Here’s another picture book that I can’t wait to explore!

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I have enjoyed Anthony Browne’s work before, so I’m intrigued to see this one.

You're a Bad Man, Mr Gum!

I have heard such good things about this book! 🙂 I’m looking forward to reading it!

The Sandwich Thief

This book very nearly won our vote, so I’m hopefully going to get around to reading it!

What have you done for the freebie this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!

 

Chrissi’s Class Reads #6

I’ve already read 5 books with my class and I’ve only had them for 10 weeks! That might seem like a long time, but it’s really not when you’re spending time really delving into these books and exploring them deeply with the children.

Lost and Found (The Boy, #2)

Oliver Jeffers is such a fabulous children’s author. His books are often heartfelt and I love that.

17262290I absolutely loved this wordless picture book. Yes, you read that right… a wordless picture book. This stimulated their imaginations so much. They all wrote amazing stories following this book. ❤

8493424As part of the curriculum, children have to be introduced to different books by the same author and make connections. So, I used the wonderful Oliver Jeffers again! This book was adorable.

Sensational!: Poems Inspired By the Five SensesAt first I was dreading the poetry unit that came from this book. As time went on though, the children seemed to ‘get’ poetry more. They loved several poems from this book and I can imagine that I’ll continue dipping into it throughout this school year.

Rama and Sita

Our latest read has inspired our children! I was worried that they might be a bit scared by a ten headed demon king but apparently not…

Top Ten Books I Aim To Read To My Class This Year

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a back to school freebie. Now, I don’t start back until September, but I thought I’d mention 10 books I’m going to read to my class this year! This year I’m teaching 6-7 year olds!

Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page for the book! 🙂

Lost and Found (The Boy, #2)

This is the first book I’m going to read with my class. It’s a quick read about a boy and a penguin who become good friends!

Up and Down (The Boy, #4)

I’ve heard that this book goes beautifully with Lost and Found! 

George's Marvellous Medicine

I enjoyed reading this book with my first class! So I’m looking forward to going back to it.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig

I really like twists on fairy tales, so I’m intrigued to see what this one is like!

The Bolds

I’m looking forward to reading this book as I’ve heard great things. I’m wondering if I should pre-read it as Julian Clary is known for being full of innuendos. I’m sure the children won’t get it, but I have an inner worry! 😉

Beware Of The Storybook Wolves

This book sounds super cute! 🙂 I like Lauren Child’s writing so I’m sure this’ll be a hit!

Meerkat Mail

I have heard good things about this book! 🙂 It does look like a sweet read.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (Charlie Bucket, #1)

I adore this book and my first class loved it too, so I’m excited to see what they make of it!

There Is No Dragon In This Story

LOVE the look of this one.

The Three Bears ... Sort Of

I love combining well known stories and reading them with a twist!

What have you done for your back to school freebie? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your post this week and I’ll stop by.

Top Ten Books I Hope To Read With My Class

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful The Broke and The Bookish. This week’s list is a back to school topic. I decided to write about 10 books that I hope to explore with my class this coming academic year. Just 6 days until we’re back!

I shall be teaching a mixed class this year with ages ranging from 7-9! Here are the books I’m planning to explore with them.

Click on the book image to get to the Goodreads page!

The Pied Piper Of Hamelin- Michael Morpurgo

The Pied Piper of Hamelin

We are doing a book study on this book in the first three weeks of term. I’m really excited to explore it with them with some really fun activities.

The World’s Worst Children- David Walliams

The World's Worst Children

I have picked this book as our first class book! I’m excited to explore more of David Walliams’ writing!

Stone Age, Bone Age- Mick Manning

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I thought this non fiction book would be great for our first topic of the Stone Age!

Ug- Raymond Briggs

Ug: Boy Genius of the Stone Age

Ug is another Stone Age related book which we’ll be studying in the first few months. I haven’t read it before, so I’m excited to read it with them!

The Heart and The Bottle- Oliver Jeffers

The Heart and the Bottle

This is another book that I want to study with them. There’s a lot of opportunity for creative writing!

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish- Neil Gaiman

The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish

I haven’t read this book, but I can’t wait to read some Neil Gaiman to my new class!

Black Dog- Levi Pinfold

Black Dog

I have heard a lot about this book, but I’ve never read it. I look forward to exploring it with them!

Flotsam- David Weisner

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Another one I’ve heard so much about but never got around to reading!

Roman’s On The Rampage- Jeremy Strong

Romans on the Rampage

My old class enjoyed a bit of Jeremy Strong, so I aim to try this one with the new class when we study the Romans.

You Wait Til I’m Older Than You- Michael Rosen

You Wait Till I'm Older Than You!

I love Michael Rosen. I’m trying to read more poetry to my class, so this is the perfect choice!

What did you do for your back to school post this week? Feel free to leave a link to your post and I’ll stop by!