Last week I started the World Read Aloud Blogging Challenge. I didn't quite know what we were going to do, but now I have some pretty cool plans put together. We are going to celebrate on March 1st and March 6th-8th to spread out the fun. We have conferences on the 4th and 5th or we might have celebrated then too. On the 1st, we have 7 Skype visits scheduled with classrooms all around the country. On the 6th we have Skype visits scheduled with Erica Perl, Sarah Albee and Mina Javaherbin. On Friday another class will also get to visit with the author Abby Klein and maybe a few more classes. In addition staff and students will take the chance to read aloud to each other. It should be so much fun. I can't wait.
For this week's post, I need to finish five statements as I would have when I was ten and then again as I would answer it now. Here goes...
At ten: I think everyone in the world should read The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Snowy Day.
Now: I think everyone in the world should read A Monster Calls and I Want My Hat Back.
At ten: If I could listen to anyone in the world read aloud to me it would be my mom.
Now: If I could listen to anyone in the world read aloud to me it would be Nick Podehl or Jim Dale, but mom would be cool too.
At ten: When I read aloud, my favorite character to impersonate is Dickon in The Secret Garden.
Now: When I read aloud, my favorite character to impersonate is Hagrid from the Harry Potter series.
At ten: The genre that takes up the most room on my bookshelf is realistic/historical fiction.
Now: The genre that takes up the most room on my bookshelf is realistic fiction.
At ten: The last book I wish I’d written or inspired me to write my own story is Little Women.
Now: The last book I wish I’d written or inspired me to write my own story is A Monster Calls.
These were actually difficult to answer and I think they would be different on any given day, but it was fun.