I went to a Scholastic Book warehouse sale yesterday! It was my first time and I spent double what I was supposed to... Luckily, they said they aren't coming back until December. Everything in the warehouse was 25-80% off. Basically, from what I saw, everything was 50% off, so most kids books were between 2-4 dollars except for the hardcover ones.
I got 92 books! I know, I apparently have no self control. Here they are. It actually doesn't look like 92 books!
I bought a bunch of sets of early chapter books since these aren't really available to us in my school. Plus, I was thinking maybe I can do some chapter book clubs during the final two weeks of school. We all have to move classrooms and will be packing things up, so we won't have access to all of our materials and technology.
Then I just got a bunch of random books for independent reading. I did find I Wanna New Room! by the author of I Wanna Iguana! so I picked that up too for persuasive writing.
I also found The Book Whisperer which I have heard so much about. Summer reading!
Speaking of summer reading, creating a summer reading list for our incoming second graders was one of my tasks this weekend. Here is what I came up with. Feel free to use it if you would like, just click on the image!
It is also time for Collaboration Cuties weekly mentor text linky. This week's theme is science.
The text I chose is "What Do You Do With a Tail Like This?" by Steve Jenkins.
This is a great book for teaching animal adaptations, which we are required to teach in second grade. It goes through different body parts and then explains specifically what each animal uses it for. The kids also get a kick out of predicting which animal the body part belongs to.
When I taught science, I would have my kids create their own animal and describe the adaptations that help it survive. It is always interesting to see what they come up with.