Thursday, June 27, 2013

Mrs. Kolinek and Bella

Here's a picture Mrs. Kolinek sent of herself reading with her dog, Bella. It may be hot outside, but Mrs. K says she's bundled up because her husband has all of the fans on!

Can you tell what Mrs. Kolinek is reading? She's catching up on Massage Today. Mrs. Kolinek was a massage therapist in college! (I hope the teachers don't find out about that, Mrs. K, or you might have the whole staff lined up outside your office!)

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Where are YOU reading?

This summer, I hope every one of our SES students and teachers are having a wonderful summer, and I hope you're all remembering to read!  Don't forget to send me a picture of yourself reading!  And be sure to check out all of our reading pictures by clicking on the button below!

Mrs. Vinklarek and Lyla

It looks like Lyla is enjoying having her mommy home this summer!
Here are Mrs. Vinklarek and her daughter reading Dinosaur Babies.

How sweet!

Wow! Check out this library!

Ms. Sargent emailed me this picture, with the following note:

"I'm reading a Seattle guidebook in the reading room on the top floor of the Seattle Public Library in (surprise!) Seattle, Washington."

I think Ms. Sargent gets the prize for reading at the location farthest from Smithville (so far...)!

Hope you're enjoying your time there, Ms. Sargent!

Amanda and Vivian are reading barefoot!

Look at these two, taking a break from the summer heat to cool off with a good book!

I'm not sure what they're reading, but it must be good!  Thanks for sending in the picture, Amanda and Vivian!

Mrs. SV's (three!) kiddos are reading this summer!

Here are Mrs. S. Vinklarek's kids reading about trucks together!  What a great big sister and brother they are to read to their new baby brother!

Even baby Jacob is enjoying the book - see him smiling????

Remember this book?

Looks like Mrs. Kennon took a break from playing outside to read a classic...Dick and Jane.

Thanks for the picture, Mrs. Kennon!

Mrs. Pope and sweet Olivia

Mrs. Pope and her daughter, Olivia, are keeping up with current events this summer!  Here they are reading the newspaper at Grandma's house!

Olivia looks very interested in the story!  Thanks for the picture, ladies!

Reading at the Silver Stars Basketball Game!

Here are Ms. Murray and Rachel and Caroline Frerich reading at the Silver Stars basketball game.  What are they reading?  The program, of course!  Way to put those reading skills to work, ladies!

Don't worry-they didn't spend the whole game with their noses in books!  They watched the game, too!

Almost 6 months old and already a reader!

We know Coach Kristynik is having a great summer spending time with her baby, Tyson!  Here they are reading Bambi together!  Awwww....

What's Mrs. Sherrill Reading?

Here's Mrs. Sherrill in Midland, Texas reading a Food Network Magazine!  I bet her family can't wait to see what she decides to try out in the kitchen!  Yum!
Thanks for the picture, Mrs. Sherrill!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Reading in the Trees!

Samantha Gurley, age 8, reading in one of her favorite spots!

Thanks for sending in your picture, Samantha!

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Reading on the Go

In my family, half the fun of a car ride is getting there, because a car ride is a great opportunity to read!

Here's a picture of my daughters reading in the car on our way home from the library. When we visit the library, both girls get to check out a big stack of books. Then each of them gets to pick out one book to read on their way home. As you can probably tell from the picture, it's always a very quiet ride home!

Since I'm usually the one driving, I don't get to read in the car very often, but when my husband is driving, I have a book at the ready! Here's a picture of me reading Twelve Kinds of Ice by Ellen Bryan Obed. Can you see the scenery whizzing by out the window? (I wonder how fast my husband was driving while I had my nose in a book!)

Do you read in the car? Send me a picture and let me know where YOU are reading this summer?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

What's Cookin' Mrs. Sweeny?

It looks like Mrs. Sweeny is enjoying several different activities this summer! Here's a picture she sent in of herself reading in her mountain kitchen. Mmmm...I can almost smell the delicious meal she's cooking!
Thanks for showing us where (and what) you're reading this summer, Mrs. Sweeny! I know you're enjoying your vacation in the mountains!

What are all of YOU reading this summer?

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Look where Ms. Murray's reading!

Ms. Murray is kicking off her summer with a great book-Wonder by RJ Palacio.  Here she is reading on the beach in Corpus Christi in front of the USS Lexington after touring the ship.

Thanks for sharing your picture, Ms. Murray!  

Where are you reading this summer?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

My Summer #bookaday Adventures

This summer I'm encouraging my students to participate in our library's Summer Reading Challenge as well as our Public Library's Summer Reading Program.  I'm participating in both of those as well, but I'm also participating in another summer reading challenge...#Bookaday.

You can read more about #Bookaday, and its inspiring creator, Donalyn Miller, but the gist of the idea is that it challenges teachers to read as much as they can over the summer.  For me, that's going to mean reading a book every day.  Some will be picture books, some will be middle grades novels, some will be adult nonfiction, and some will be poetry.  I'm going to be keeping track of which book I read each day on Twitter and through Goodreads.  I've also set up a widget below that will show you a list of the books I've read this summer.

So, here's what I've read... what are you reading this summer?

Mrs. G's Summer #bookaday Reads

The One and Only Ivan
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking
Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald
White Fur Flying
The Centered School Library

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

I'm Reading With My Ears!

One of my favorite bloggers and "book people," Teri Lesesne, who is a fan of and advocate for audiobooks, often says that when she listens to a book, she is "reading with her ears."  Today, I'm doing just that!

I'm in my library today, doing an inventory, which means that I have to scan every book in the library.  That's a long period of time for my hands to be busy while my brain is bored, SO I'm also listening to a recording of Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald by Therese Anne Fowler. Keeping my brain busy listening to a book while my hands are busy scanning sure has made the job go by quickly!

Where are YOU reading today? (And are you reading with your eyes, or with your ears?)

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Summer Reading Has Begun!

This week, I'm at the TCEA Tots & Technology Conference in Galveston, and I'm taking every spare moment to read! Here's a pic of me taking a break between sessions to read The One And Only Ivan on my iPad. Can you see the ocean waves and palm trees behind me?

Where are YOU reading this summer?