A Late Arrival

I ordered a picture book to use as part of our celebrations for World Penguin Day a couple of weeks ago. However, the book had not arrived in time so I continued with the other planned festivities. It finally arrived on Friday afternoon and it was worth the wait.

The picture book is beautifulL’y bound with lovely illustrations, and the story is relevant for the children I teach. As I was reading through the story, I came up with a few ideas of activities I could do with them based on the book. I will read the story to them once we have completed our structures unit and begin exploring animals. Watch this space as I will share some of what we will do.

What has made you smile during the past week?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2019

(This post is linked to Trent’s Weekly Smile challenge.)

Grateful for Unexpected Gift

A couple of weeks ago one of my parents gifted me with some money to buy something I need for the classroom. Without hesitation, I knew what I would purchase – a copy of the book I had wanted for a while now: Iggy Peck l’Architecte by Andrea Beaty. I will use this story as a springboard for the final task in my Structures inquiry. It is the perfect tale to show the children the design process that I will take them through.This week I am grateful for the generosity of a parent who wants to give to her child’s class. The purchase of this picture book will not only help enrich her son’s learning, but the learning of many children in the future.

Processed with RookieWhat have you been grateful for this week? Share your comments or the link to your post below.

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018

A Paddling of Ducks

I picked up a delightful children’s picture book yesterday: A Paddling of Ducks. Written by Marjorie Blain Parker and illustrated by Joseph Kelly, this book will encourage young readers and pre-readers to enter the wonderful world of books. The illustrations are detailed and have so many little things that would interest an inquiring mind. And the text? In a large and easy to read print, the children will be encouraged to read new and well-known words. What I enjoy about this children’s book is that while reading the text, the reader (and that would include me as a mom 🙂 ) is learning what groups of animals are called. For example:  I did not know that a group of Hippos are called a bloat; or that a group of foxes are called a skulk. What I enjoy about the illustrations is that they show the animals doing the actions of their group: crocodiles are called a bask when in a group, and they are shown basking in the sun: 

If you have a young person in your life who beginning their foray into the world of reading, then this picture book would help make that journey an interesting one. Even as an adult, I have enjoyed reading the text and admiring the illustrations.

Do you enjoy flipping through children’s picture books?

© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012