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review 2018-09-09 22:44
Miss Mingo and the First Day of School - Jamie Harper

 

Brief Review:

Miss Mingo and the First Day of School is about the first day of school in Miss Mingo’s Classroom. She has the students share what makes them different from the other students.

Idea of how it can be used in a classroom:

Miss Mingo and the First Day of School is a great resource for teachers to teach different types of animals and what makes them different from each other and to support the differences in everybody. The teacher could have the class sit in a circle and have the students name one thing they think separates themselves from the rest of the class.

Reading Level & Leveling System:

Accelerated Reader

3.6; Third Grade Sixth Month

Book Rating:

I would rate this book a 3 because it does let children know its okay to have differences from other students but if a student was really different it might not be a great idea because sometimes other students might not be so nice and understanding that its okay to be different.

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review 2018-09-09 20:24
Today I Feel Silly...and Other Moods That Make My Day
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day - Jamie Lee Curtis,Laura Cornell

This book is all about the different moods that a person has and is showed through a child. The little girl in the story has different things going on in her life and each new thing gives her a different emotion. These emotions are felt by everyone at some point or another and are great to be discussed in the classroom to let children know that emotions are a normal part of life. 

After reading this story, the teacher could make a chart and ask students to write down things that make them feel a certain way and record it on the chart so that students can see that different things make people feel different ways. The most important part of this story is to show that not everyone reacts the same way to the same situation. Everyone is different and each person should be accepted. 

 

Grade K-2

Book Level: 

Lexile AD250L

Accelerated Reader 2.4

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review 2018-09-07 22:29
Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day
Today I Feel Silly: And Other Moods That Make My Day - Jamie Lee Curtis,Laura Cornell

Today I Feel Silly and Other Moods That Make My Day by Jamie Lee Curtis is a picture book about a young girl experiencing many types of emotions.  Each page explains an emotion she is feeling and why. The emotions and moods range from silly, excited, and happy to sad, angry, and discouraged.  The book ends with saying that it is okay to have any of these feelings inside.  Today I Feel Silly is a great book for exploring all different kinds of feelings that students might have felt, but never knew what it was called.  Students could write about an emotion they have felt before and describe what it felt like.  In addition, teacher could integrate music with this lesson by associating musical instruments to specific emotions, like drums to angry and maracas to happy. The reading level for this book is 490L (2nd Grade) according to Lexile Leveling.  

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review 2018-09-07 15:11
Women who Love Monsters by Lori Perkins
Women Who Love Monsters - Cynthia Ward,Katherine Ramsland,Laura Antoniou,Jennifer M. Bay-Williams,Cecilia Minden,Stanley G. Webb,Alfonso Gambardella,Trinity Blacio,Jamie K. Schmidt,Amy Stilgenbauer,Nathan Pettigrew,Jeffrey Archer,Truth Venson

I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

 

A great book with many little stories from different authors. A few stories I was drawn to more than others while some I just did not care for. A few I hope will become actual novels like The Beast, The Vampire's Heart, The Ripper Letter.

 

This book did a wonderful job with listing the stories by which author so you can easily navigate to whom you wanted to read or just read from cover to cover. Very short excerpts, stories, chapters of the book, and so forth that kept things on their toes but these 13 women sure stepped out of their comfort zone to see what it is like to love a monster.

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review 2018-08-05 16:16
Der Sommer der Dünenrosen
Der Sommer der Dünenrosen: Roman - Jamie Brenner,Martina Tichy

Ganz lieben Dank an den Verlag von Goldmann für das kostenlose Leseexemplar :)

Gerade lese ich gerne Bücher vom Goldmann Verlag da sie echt tolle Geschichten über die Familie heraus bringen, auch das gehört dazu.
Hier dreht sich das Buch um Marin , diese hat gerade echt nur Schlechte Karten. alles bricht zusammen . Als dann ihre Halbschwester vor der Türe steht die sie bis dato nicht kannte schlägt das ein neues Kapitel in ihren Leben auf. 
Man sieht hier in der Geschichte wie unterschiedlich die beiden Schwestern sind . Marin, ihre Mutter und Rachel reisen nach Cape Cod und dort von ihrer Herkunft zu erfahren. Rachel ist neugierig auf ihrer Herkunft und Marin ist eher wie eine Nebenfigur in dem Buch. 
Ab und an hat mir die Nähe der Figuren gefehlt, sie waren wie Nebenfiguren in der Geschichte und ich kam nur langsam heran in dem Buch .
Aber dennoch war ich dann froh das ich es Geschafft hatte, ab und an wollte ich es abbrechen da mir das hin und her zuviel wurde. Aber wie bei jedem Leser ist das immer wieder zu Leser zu Leser anders. Ich habe mit einer Freundin geredet die das Buch in eins Verschlungen hatte, daher lasst euch nicht von meiner Rezension abschrecken.
Ihr solltet es lesen un ich würde mich sehr über euer Eigenes Urteil freuen.

Die Orte waren gut beschrieben das muß ich sagen.
Die Charaktere hatten ihre Hoch und Tiefs wie überall.
Ich finde das Cover echt toll, es hat mich auf das Buch auch Aufmerksam gemacht, eine Perfekte Wahl zum Buch.

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