Fourth Grade Journey

A Fourth Grade Teacher's Journey Through the World of Books

Monday, July 30, 2012

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

This is my first post for "It's Monday!  What Are You Reading?"  I have so enjoyed following the other bloggers to see what they were reading each week.  Thanks to Jen and Kellee for hosting this idea on their site.  Here is a link to their site...

Books I Read This Past Week...

Chained by Lynne Kelly (4 out of 5 Stars)
Letters to Leo by Amy Hest (3 out of 5 Stars)

*I didn't get as much reading done as I would have liked.  My family and I traveled to Colorado to visit some great friends.  We also did a couple of college visits for my daughter.  She will be a senior this year.  We went to University of Nebraska and University of Kansas.  It will be so fun to see where she will end up.

Books I Will Read This Coming Week...

Laugh With The Moon by Shana Burg
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (Adult Book)

*My wife are going to Mexico on Wednesday.  She won a free trip.  I plan on downloading several adult books (grown-up books) on my Ipad.  I'm not sure exactly what those titles will be, but I will add them next week. 

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The First WONDERFUL Book Trailer

This summer I was also introduced to book trailers.  Thanks Mr. Schu!

Dedicated to Wonder

When thinking of what I wanted to post first, it was a pretty easy decision. 

This has been an incredible summer for me.  In June I entered the world of Twitter and my professional life has forever been changed.

It has been WONDERFUL connecting with so many other teachers and educators. 

This last school year I introduced the book Wonder by R.J. Palacio.  It was one of our "Breakfast with Books" book club selections.  I will blog about "Breakfast with Books" in the future.  The book became one of our favorite books. 

As I got to know the Twitter world, it became apparent that many people were in awe of the book.  As they like to call it "TheWonderofWonder." 

Last night I participated in a Twitter book club about Wonder.  It was another WONDERFUL moment for me. 

I had been tossing the idea around of starting a blog after looking at, reading, and poking around so many blogs from educators around the country. 

When the Twitter book club wrapped up, I knew it was time to jump into the world of blogging. 

I know it will become a WONDER in my life and my career. 

So in honor of my new blog, I dedicate it to the book Wonder and to all the wonderful teachers on Twitter and all the others I haven't met yet, but I know are out there...

Auggie from Wonder and all of you are truly an inspiration to me! 

The Beginning

Today is the day I venture into the world of blogging.  We shall see where it takes me...