I feel like it’s Christmas in August today. Yesterday my son came home from preschool with his first set of Scholastic order forms. Meep!
I remember getting these when I was in school and poring over the pages for hours. I had my own little system where I circled all the books I wanted. I’d double circle anything I really wanted. And I’d double circle and star all the books I really really really wanted. I find myself doing that exact same thing right now as I figure out what to order for my son (and my younger twins). My purchases will be totally justified too, because every order helps earn books for my son’s classroom. Win-win!
It’s fun flipping through the thin pages and seeing familiar titles I loved as a kid, like the Berenstain Bears and Little Critter books, alongside the newer children’s titles, like the Skippyjon Jones and Fancy Nancy books.
So, after much circling, starring, and debating, I think we’re going with:
My kids really like If You Give a Mouse a Cookie (the book that started the If You Give… craze), so I think they’ll enjoy this. I wonder what will happen if we give the cat his cupcake? His friend the mouse was certainly demanding and drank all my milk.
My son likes pirates. He goes to school. Therefore he should enjoy this book. If not, I’ll make him walk the plank.
This story is about a chicken who is so excited to read bedtime stories, he can’t help but interrupt while his father reads them. Sounds like my kids exactly.
What were your favorite books to read AS a kid? What were your favorite books to read TO your kids? What books did your kids enjoy most?
Tacking on #ROW80 Check-In:
–Blogging last week: Accomplished 3 times (even though it wasn’t on the exact days I had planned). This week I’m on track.
–Writing: I added 5,000 words last week, which isn’t too shabby (a little shy of 750/day, but close).
How did other ROW80 participants do?