Fabulous Friday

color photograph of a beachball and pair of sunglasses on a beach towel

It’s a great summer day for the beach or the pool.  However, if you can’t go to the beach, you can read about one, and that’s almost as much fun.  

I read this wonderful book called Mermaid Dance. The author is Marjorie Hakala and the illustrator is Mark Jones. It’s a wonderful tale about mermaids and their adventures at the sea.

photo of two mermaids swiming under sea

Do you like dragons? I sure do!  Read the story When A Dragon Moves In by Jodi Moore, illustrated by Howard McWilliam.  You can find this story on the website https://www.storylineonline.net/.  Find out what happens when a dragon goes to the beach!  Read this story and let me know what your favorite part is and if you liked it.  You can comment here on my blog or send me an email.  

Have a great day, and keep reading!


Summer Reading Club!

What a beautiful summer day today!  A perfect day to go to the beach, and take your favorite book along of course.  If you can’t go to the beach, enjoy a book about the beach and being by the water.

How to Code A Sandcastle, by Josh Funk, tells the story of a girl who wants to build a sand castle, with the help of a robot friend.  She soon learns that a robot will only do exactly what you tell it to do, just like when we code in computers.  The computer doesn’t actually know anything, it only knows what you tell it to do.  She does give exact directions, or code, and has a fun day at the beach!  I borrowed this book from our public library, and you can borrow it from the Dearborn Public Library using your Dearborn Public Library card!

colorful book cover on a background of a beach towel and beach themed accessories      

Scooby-Doo be doo, here’s a book for you!  Do you like a good mystery?  Check out Scooby-Doo Dinosaur Dig, it’s a picture book, which means you read some words as well as some pictures!

photograph of book cover  photograph of open book

Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen, tells about a fun trip out on the water!  A fun and colorful story that you can read and watch on Tumblebooks, which you can access on the Dearborn Public Library site using your Dearborn Public Library card.  Enjoy!

photo of first screen of book


Have a great weekend, and I can’t wait to hear about the good stories you’re reading!



Wednesday, July 29

Hello!  How is your summer going and what have you been reading?

I just finished the book “The One and Only Ivan” by Katherine Applegate.  I really enjoy her books.  This is a fiction book that talks about a gorilla who is held in captivity and misses his life and family in the jungle.  This book also won the Newberry Award, which is the award given to one book each year that has the best writing, that’s quite an honor!

Summer Reading Club!

I hope you’re having a great summer.  One of my favorite things to do is to read.  Would you like to join the Summer Reading Club?  Just check in here on my blog every Wednesday and Friday. I’ll share some good books that I am reading, and you can tell me what you are reading, or have read this summer!  

This week I’d like to hear about any story you have read, or maybe someone has read to you.  The Summer Reading Club will run for four weeks, and the last meeting will be Friday, August 21.  All you have to do is check in here on your computer, a phone, Chromebook, whatever device you use.   Later this week I’ll give some suggestions of stories for you to read, stories both on line and traditional book forms.

I’m just finishing the book “The One and Only Ivan”, by Katherine Applegate. Can’t wait to hear what you’re reading.  See you soon!


I hope that everyone is having a great summer.  Sunshine, outdoors, and reading of course!   I’d love to hear about the great books that you’re reading and other fun you’re having.  Send me a comment in the comment section below, or you can always use your student email.

photograph of three books with theme related bookmarks inserted and visible from the tops


Enjoying this beautiful day!

I hope that everyone is enjoying this beautiful sunny afternoon!  The sky is a beautiful blue, and the clouds are whispy and white. These are called Cirrostratus clouds and are very high in the sky.  Listen to the story The Cloud Book by Tomie dePaola.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eS5uN0RuIHI .

Click on the link below to learn more about clouds.  This is from the the Worldbook Encyclopedia for Kids in MEL (Michigan Electronic Library), which can be found on the class links on the right side of my blog.


Ready for the long weekend?

Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday are officially “no school” days.  Monday is Memorial Day, the day we remember those who died in military service for our country.  This weekend is also the Eid, Happy Eid and Ramadan to all who celebrate!

Guess the book characters

So were you able to identify the book characters made from Play-doh?  Here are the answers I had in mind- the pigeon from Don’t let the Pigeon Stay Up Late, the caterpillar from The Very Hungry Caterpillar, a pig from Elephant and Piggy or The Three Little Pigs, a fish from The Pout-Pout Fish, and a frog from Froggy plays Soccer.  Good work everyone!