Monday, October 14, 2019

Week 4 #PictYourBooks Challenge

It's October, and it's snowing. Snowing! Like big, white flakes falling from the sky. Just this past week students were visiting the apple orchard and pumpkin patch and it was 70 degrees. There are still leaves to rake. My goodness, most of the leaves haven't even fallen off the trees yet, and now it's snowing! Did I mention it's only October?

Can you tell I'm not ready for this crazy weather? Last winter we missed seven (or was it eight?) days of school due to snow and freezing cold temperatures. Who knows what this winter holds, but here's the thing: it should not be winter NOW!

This past summer in central Wisconsin we had a storm called a derecho. I'd never even heard of that before! There was a lot of really strong wind. Lots of trees were knocked down, and some people didn't have electricity for over a week. More crazy weather!

So that leads us to this week's challenge:


Challenge #4: Share a book with any kind of crazy weather.


You have one week to submit your answer before we move on to week 5. Answers can be submitted three ways. Snap a picture of any book that answers the challenge and:
Please include the week number with your picture. You may also include who the image is from, like a teacher's name, and a description of how the book answers the challenge. Writing information on a sticky note and including it in the picture works great!

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Week 3 #PictYourBooks Answers



Books set in the fall, shared for week #3:
Calendar Mysteries #9 - September Sneakers by Ron Roy
A Day at the Apple Orchard
Leaves Fall Down: Learning About Autumn Leaves by Lisa Bullard
Frog and Toad all Year by Arnold Lobel
The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin by Joe Troiano
Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson
Owl Diaries: Trip to the Pumpkin Farm by Rebecca Elliot
New Kid by Jerry Craft
Pay Attention, Carter Jones by Gary D. Schmidt

Monday, October 7, 2019

Week 3 #PictYourBooks Challenge

Fall is my favorite season. The colors on the trees are changing. There are apples to pick and pumpkins to carve. I love those beautiful fall days when the sun is out and you can go hiking in the woods and each step can kick up a whoosh! of leaves. Sure, there's some work to be done raking all those leaves, but if you don't rake all the leaves, how can you play in the huge piles? That's another awesome part about fall!

I also love cheering for my favorite teams in the fall, especially the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers.

But enough about what I like about fall. Let's get to the week 3 challenge ... about fall!


Challenge #3: Share a book that takes place in the fall. 


You have one week to submit your answer before we move on to week 4. Answers can be submitted three ways. Snap a picture of any book that answers the challenge and:
Please include the week number with your picture. You may also include who the image is from, like a teacher's name, and a description of how the book answers the challenge. Writing information on a sticky note and including it in the picture works great!

To be notified of new challenges and weekly wrap up videos, sign up for email updates. Enter your email address under "Subscribe for email notifications" at the top of the page on the right side.

Week 2 #PictYourBooks Answers



Books with great friends featured in the week 2 video:
Chester’s Way
Wishtree
Otter: I Love Books
Who?
Puppy Mudge Takes a Bath
Can I Play Too
Sir Simon
Listen to the Wind: The Story of Dr. Greg and Three Cups of Tea
Gossie and Gertie
Ollie the Stomper
Peanut Butter and Jelly
Nerdy Birdy Tweets
Charlotte’s Web
Captain Underpants
Look Out, It’s April Fools Day
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
The Magic Tree House series
The World According to Humphrey
The Thank You Book (Elephant and Piggie)
Harold and Hog Pretend for Real (The Elephant and Piggie Like Reading series)
Unlimited Squirrels series