Thursday, February 2, 2012

100 Book Challenge - January 2012

We had another month where we didn't make it to 100 books/chapters. We read 84 when you count chapters or books with more than one story.

1.       A Gaggle of Giggles by Joseph Rosenbloom, Matt Rissinger, and Phil Yates – One Chapter
2.       A House for Mouse by Maria Fleming – Sight Word Tales Lessons
3.       All Around the Seasons by Barney Saltzberg
4.       All The Seasons of the Year by Deborah Lee Rose
5.       And Then Comes Halloween by Tom Brenner
6.       Animalia by Graeme Base
7.       A Perfect Snowman by Preston McDaniels
8.       A Rocket in My Pocket by Carl Withers
9.       A Treasury of Mermaids by Shirley Climo – 2 Stories
10.   Book! Book! Book! By Deborah Bruss
11.   Bumblebee at Apple Tree Lane by Laura Gates Galvin – Audio
12.   Can We Get A Pet by Maria Fleming – Sight Word Tales Lessons
13.   Chester by Melanie Watt
14.   Chester’s Back by Melanie Watt
15.   Chicken Little by Steven Kellogg – Audio
16.   Cleo’s Alphabet Book by Caroline Mockford
17.   Come to the Zany Zoo by Jane Quinn – Sight Word Tales Lessons
18.   Deputy Harvey and the Ant Cow Caper by Brad Sneed
19.   Dirtball Pete by Eileen Brennan
20.   Down the Drain by Robert Munsch – Audio Book
21.   Dragonology Chronicles The Dragon’s Eye by Dugald A. Steer – 1 chapter
22.   Elouise by kay Thompson
23.   Eragon by Christopher Paolini – 1 chapter
24.   From Dawn till Dusk by Natalie Kinsey-Warnock
25.   Ghost Gets Dressed! By Janee Trasler
26.   Good Night Little Mouse by Caroline Anstey
27.   I love You Through and Through by Bernadette Rosetti-Shustak
28.   I’m Flying! By Alan Wade
29.   It’s Me, Marva! Optical Illusions by Marjorie Princeman
30.   Jabberwocky by Lewis Carroll
31.   Just Around the Corner by james Stevenson
32.   Koala Lou by Mem Fox
33.   Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen
34.   Look! A Book! By Bob Staake’s
35.   Look at that Cat! By Maria Fleming – Sight Word Tales Lessons
36.   Lunch Bunnies by Kathryn Lasky
37.   McDuff Comes Home by Rosemary Wells and Susan Jeffers
38.   Meredith and Her Magical Book of Spells by Dorothea Lachner
39.   Monsters on Machines by Deb Lund
40.   More Pies? By Robert Munsch – Audio Book
41.   My Dragon and I by Maria Fleming – Sight Word Tales Lessons
42.   Naomi’s Tree by Joy Kogawa
43.   On Market Street by Arnold Lobel
44.   Otis and the Tornado by Loren Long
45.   Peter Cotton Tail by Amanda Stephens – Audio
46.   Pigs, Pigs, Pigs by Leslea Newman
47.   Puff, the Magic Dragon by Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton
48.   Seen Art! By Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
49.   Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw – Audio Book
50.   Skippyjon Jones Class Action by Judy Schachner – Audio Book
51.   Skippyjon Jones in Mummy Trouble by Judy Schachner – Audio Book
52.   Snow Pumpkin by Carole Lexa Schaefer
53.   Sophie Peterman Tells the Truth! By Sarah Weeks and Robert Neubecker
54.   Spider The Horrible Cat by Nanette Newman
55.   Spooky Hour by Tony Mitton
56.   South America by Shannon Kavanagh - Audio
57.   The Croaky Pokey! By Ethan Long
58.   The Curious Garden by Peter Brown
59.   The Day The Babies Crawled Away by Peggy Rathmann
60.   The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick – 5 chapters
61.   The Reasons for the Seasons by Gail Gibbons
62.   There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat by Lucille Calandro –Audio
63.   The Secret History of Mermaids and Creatures of the Deep by Professor Ari Berk – Long Book
64.   “The Trouble with Dogs…” Said Dad by Bob Graham
65.   The Very Hungry Caterpiller by Eric Carle – Audio Book
66.   The Very Little Princess by Marion Dane Bauer – 4 Chapters
67.   There’s a Cow Under my Bed! By Valerie Sherrard
68.   Today and today by Haiku By Issa
69.   To Market, To Market by Anne Miranda
70.   What do you do with a Tail like This? By Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
71.   Weird Pet Poems by Dilys Evans
72.   When it’s Six O’Clock in San Francisco by Cyntbhia Jaynes Omolu
73.   When Sheep Sleep by Laura Numeroff
74.   Where is Henry? By Charisse Neugebauer
75.   Where’s My Cow? By Terry Pratchett
76.   Why do Seasons Change? By Christopher Maynard

Austyn:
1.       Asteroids, Comets, and Meteors by Rosalind Mist
2.       An interview with Harry the Tarantula by Leigh Ann Tyson
3.       Story of the World Volume 2 – 3 chapters
4.       The Dream Carvers by Joan Clark – 1 chapter
5.       The Elson Reader Book 1 – 4 Chapters (read on his own)
6.       The Spirit of Canada by Barbara Hehner, Editor – 3 Stories
7.       The Spring Equinox by Ellen Jackson
8.       The Story of Canada – 1 story 

Zoe:
1.       Imagine Your’re a Mermaid! By Mer Meg and Lorelei Lucy
2.       The Very Little Princess by Marion Dane Bauer – 6 Chapters

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

World Spelling Day 2012


Last year was the first year that World Spelling Day was held. We registered and enjoyed it. Just like World Math Day (which is held the day after) it is a worldwide contest that each child or class room participates in to gain as many correct answers for their country. On World Spelling Day they have 24 hours to answer questions online. There is also an app available for iPad and iPhone to gain access from anywhere. From today on they can practice online to get ready for the day. Classrooms can raise donations for UNICEF. Registration starts today! Click HERE for more information or to register.

World Math Day 2012

For the past couple of years we have participated in World Math Day. It is a worldwide, online contest that is hosted by a different city every year. You can register your children or class room and on World Math Day, which will be held on March 7th, 2012, they have 24 hours to answer as many questions at their current level as they can. They are competing for their country and the program keeps track of the amount of currect answers. Kids can start to practice on the online site well in advanced. There is also an app that can be downloaded so that they can practice and participate on an iPod or iPad. Funds can be raised to be donated to UNICEF if it is a classroom registering. Registration and practice starts today! Click HERE for more information or to register.

The Great Backyard Bird Count

If you are interested in birds as much as we are, you'll love to get involved. The Great Backyard Bird Count will be held from February 17th to 20th. There is an instructional video to show you how to do it. Find out more about it and join in for The Great Backyard Bird Count HERE.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Book Sharing Monday - The Trouble With Dragons

 If you talk about the importance of doing things that protect the environment this book is a wonderful choice to read to your children.

This story is all about how dragons took over the world and mistreated it. They disliked the changes and needed to learn how to be more friendly to their world so that it was a happier place to live. 

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