Monday, May 27, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 05/27/2019

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them. 


Last Week's Book Adventures:
I read and loved Ellie Terry's Forget Me Not while we were at the pool on Saturday and then I went back to Front Desk by Kelly Yang. And I read A TON of picture books! I'm gathering up ideas for classroom book-a-day next year! At the top of my list to share are: My Name is Yoon, Jabari Jumps, And Tango Makes Three, After the Fall, The Day You Begin, and We Are Grateful (which is one of the mentor texts for Teachers Write this summer!).  

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
My goal this week is to finish Front Desk and start The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Demaline.

So, what are you reading this week? 
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Friday, May 24, 2019

Mentor Text Meet Up #teacherswrite

This summer I'm soooooooooo excited to write! Since 2011, I've been writing novels and picture books. Last summer I had tons of plans for my writing and then things didn't go as I had imagined. But that's okay! I've learned so much in the last year about writing and about myself. I have lots of new adventures coming up but I'm focusing as much as I can on now and on celebrating each moment. 

This year I'm excited to truly write the novel I wanted to write last year and to bring it to life. It's been waiting for my patiently and I can't wait to bring it into reality during Teachers Write. Did you see Kate Messner's post about Teachers Write? Be sure to check it out and sign up!


As always, I'll be sharing my experience with Teachers Write on Sundays and this year I'll be hosting three mentor text meet ups. We'll chat about the mentor texts Kate shares and reflect on our writing for the week via a Zoom call. If you want to follow along with the mentor texts, you can see them all in this post from Kate.


Here are the dates for our Mentor Text Meet Ups: 

Sunday, July 14th
Sunday, July 21st
Sunday, July 28th

5:00 pm PST / 6:00 pm MST / 7:00 pm CST / 8:00 pm EST

Some of my teacher-writer friends will be there to chat with me and I hope you join in too! I'll be sharing the links to join the Zoom calls in my weekly check in post on Sunday morning so be sure to check in here to get all the information. 

Another summer of writing and learning will be here before we know it! If you have any questions, feel free to leave them in the comments or send me an email at jen (at) teachmentortexts (dot) com.




Monday, May 20, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 05/20/2019

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them. 


Last Week's Book Adventures:
Gah! Last week was a super busy week for me and the kids so I read more of The Bridge Home but didn't finish.

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
I have at least three bags of picture books in my car and I'm going to break into them this week...I'll share my favorites next week!

So, what are you reading this week? 
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Monday, May 13, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 05/13/2019

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them. 


Last Week's Book Adventures:
This week I read some professional books I had from the library and started Present Over Perfect by Shauna Niequist. I also reread The Crossroads of Should and Must as I prep for my May workshop. Registration is open for in person workshops AND online workshops if you are interested!

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
I have so many books to read! I literally have bags and bags and bags in my car. I'm going to start The Bridge Home and that will be my book to focus on this week as I also finish up Present Over Perfect.

So, what are you reading this week? 
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Monday, May 6, 2019

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? 05/06/2019

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? From Picture Books to YA! 

It's Monday! What are you Reading? is a meme hosted by Kathryn at Book Date. It is a great way to recap what you read and/or reviewed the previous week and to plan out your reading and reviews for the upcoming week. It's also a great chance to see what others are reading right now...you just might discover your next “must-read” book!

Kellee Moye, of Unleashing Readers, and I decided to give It's Monday! What Are You Reading? a kidlit focus. If you read and review books in children's literature - picture books, chapter books, middle grade novels, young adult novels, anything in the world of kidlit - join us! We love this meme and think you will, too. We encourage everyone who participates to visit at least three of the other kidlit book bloggers that link up and leave comments for them. 


Last Week's Book Adventures:
This week I devoured The Prince and The Dressmaker by Jen Wang. It's amazing and I was recommending it to everyone. 

Upcoming Book Adventures: 
I also read a little more of Dealing in Dreams by Liliam Rivera and am hoping to officially finish it this week.

So, what are you reading this week? 
Link up below and check out other blogs to see what they're reading!
To help build our community and support other bloggers,
we ask that you comment on at least three other blogs before you.
Also, if you tweet about your Monday post, don't forget to use #IMWAYR!


Nerdcamp 2019!

Last week I was at Nerdcamp Michigan for the seventh year in a row! I can't believe how much it has grown. It's always amazing to...