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Lesson 24

Today’s topic: Birds

Class Book: Froodle by Antoinette Portis


Video: What is a Bird?

R: Read your free English magazines. Practise your spellings. Fill in the plurals sheet.



Written and illustrated by Antoinette Portis Roaring Brook Press, 2015


The plot in a nutshell:  A boy slows down to look at the world around him.

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Other Books

Letting the Children Lead

Two weeks ago I decided to mix up the regular library routine with my kindergarten classes. Rather than starting with a read-aloud selected to support their classroom curriculum or a particular library lesson, followed by book choice and borrowing, I offered my take on a “flipped classroom”. 661 more words

Children's Literature

Book review: Wait, by Antoinette Portis

Portis, Antoinette. Wait. Roaring Brook Press, 2015. ISBN 978-1-59643-921-4. $16.99. Grades K-2. P8 Q8

Adult and child hand in hand walking towards something, adult in a hurry, child slowing things down. 23 more words

Book Reviews

"Wait," by Antoinette Portis (2015)

A woman hurtles toward a train station, distracted child in tow. “Hurry,” she says, checking her watch, her phone, the elevated train platform, the dark clouds above them. 539 more words


My 400th Post - Wait by Antoinette Portis

I’ve read 315 picture books this year; but blogged about very few.  That doesn’t count the 42 new picture books the library received this week. 118 more words

Picture Book

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? Midsummer Magic

It’s Monday and I’m happy to be participating in a weekly event with a community of bloggers who post reviews of books that they have read the previous week.  518 more words