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!

 

Top Ten Freebie- Ten Books I’ve Recently Read To Children

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Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and The Bookish. For this week’s Top Ten Tuesday, it’s a freebie which means we can pick what we’d like to list! I’ve decided to pick ten books I’ve recently read to my class. If you don’t know already, I’m a primary school teacher- I teach 7-9 year olds. I absolutely love reading to them and I’ve read some gems with them since 2015 when I started with my first class.

The World’s Worst Children- David Walliams

The World's Worst Children

They absolutely adored this book. There’s loads of characters who all get a chapter each. These children are horrendous and so fun to read about like Nigel Nit Boy and Windy Mindy.

Billionaire Boy- David Walliams

Billionaire Boy

This is a book that we’ve recently finished. They absolutely adored it and it had them laughing out loud many a time. It’s all about a boy who comes from a rich family who is desperately trying to fit in.

Stone Age Boy- Satoshi Kitamura

Stone Age Boy

This book was great as a hook into our topic of the Stone Age.

Stone Age, Bone Age- Mick Manning and Brita Granstrom

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This is factual but great fun.

Matilda- Roald Dahl

Matilda

I will always love Roald Dahl and this book warms my heart. They absolutely adored it and loved to hate the Trunchbull.

The B.F.G.- Roald Dahl

The BFG

Another one they loved. They still talk about whizzpoppers now, it’s amazing!

George’s Marvellous Medicine- Roald Dahl

George's Marvellous Medicine

They loved to hate the wonderfully awful Grandma!

The Twits- Roald Dahl

The Twits

The Twits is such a great read. They were howling with laughter.

Charlie and The Chocolate Factory- Roald Dahl

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

Another one they lapped up quickly. My class were so immersed in Roald Dahl.

My Brother’s Famous Bottom- Jeremy Strong

My Brother's Famous Bottom

I tried this book with my class as the author is said to be similar to Roald Dahl. They liked it and of course, loved the word bottom!

Have you read any of these books? Who is your favourite children’s author? Let me know! Feel free to leave a link to your Top Ten posts and I’ll stop by.