Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Book Buys 11/19 ;-)

I bought some great books this evening. My new favorite author is Doug TenNepal. Also picked up a "staff pick" book - The Future of Us.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Hits in my Classroom - Fall 2012

Here are the biggest reading hits in my classroom so far this year:

Student Story/Philippe Petit

To follow up on our September 11th study, I wanted to share with you an amazing story that one of my students shared with us. Her birth possibly saved her father's life. She was born on 9-12-01, and he stayed longer in Cincinnati to be there for her birth. Had she not been born, he would have returned to his job at the WTC in New York City. As she has grown up, she has been referred to as her father's guardian angel. Isn't this AMAZING? Look at these!

By the way, when planning for next year's 9/11 study, might I suggest you read the Caldecott winning book, The Man Who Walked Between The Towers by Mordecai Gerstein.

Teaching about Philippe Petit's famous walk leaves my students speechless every year. Here are two links I use each year also. Footage from Petit's Walk and Actual News Report from 1974