Fourth Grade Journey

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

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Breakfast with Books #EIGHT (Final One of the Year)

Matylda, Bright & Tender by Holly M. McGhee

*It is hard to believe that the year of "Breakfast with Books" has come to an end.

*I've run this book club for years and I think this past "season" has been the best one yet.  We have read some incredible books and chatted with awesome, amazing authors.

*This was our final novel of the year and we ended on quite the high "note".

*This story was "praised" on Twitter by some very reliable sources.  I got a copy, read it, and knew it had to be a "Breakfast with Books" book club selection.

*It was great to see how many readers climbed aboard and experienced the magic of Matylda, Gus, and Sussy.  This truly is one of a kind story and the readers in my class enjoyed it.

*We had a wonderful visit with Holly and she shared so many great "tidbits" with us about her life, her writing, and the story behind the story.

*I'm already thinking about next year, the new books, and a whole new set of authors we will get to chat with.

*Here are some images from the Skype visit...

Final Class Read Aloud SKYPE Visit with John David Anderson

Skype Visit with John David Anderson

*After reading this novel last summer, I knew it was on my list of books that I would share with my fourth graders.  The story was powerful and stuck with me for quite some time.

*As we had a marathon read aloud session on Wednesday, May 24th, the listeners were on the edge of their seats to see how this "adventure" would come to a conclusion.

*We also had to finish because we had a Skype visit scheduled with the author for the morning of Thursday, May 25th.

*The readers and I had an awesome time with John David and learned so much about the life of a writer and how to "chase" our dreams and be all that we can be.

*John was thoughtful, interesting, funny, and engaging.  My students had such a great time sharing their comments and questions with him about the novel.

*It was a perfect way to end our year of incredible "read aloud" novels with author Skype visit.

*Here is a peek into our time with the amazing John David Anderson...