Friday, January 7, 2011

Have We Read the Winner?

 One of the great things about looping is that from January to January with each loop I have the same students.  We have the entire calendar year to read and talk about books published in that year.  We continue our conversations and book recommendations over the summer using Shelfari.  We read and write book reviews during the school year.  We study the history and criteria of the Caldecott and Newbery Awards and we wonder...have we read the winners?  So it is with much anticipation that we look forward to Monday's announcements from the American Library Associations Midwinter Meeting & Exhibits in San Diego. 

My students and I have decided that choosing just one book seems like an impossible task. We read  so many books in books, non-fiction books, poetry, and novels....that we love and feel VERY passionate about!  So here's a "shout out" (created using Photo Story 3 and Windows Movie Maker) to some the books we are keeping our fingers crossed for.  No matter which titles actually receive the medals, we think all of these books are WINNERS! 

You can watch the announcements live here, follow live tweets on Twitter,  or "Like" ALA Youth Media Awards on  Facebook.  What books are you and your students keeping your fingers crossed for?

1 comment:

  1. My class loves Shelfari! The kids post every book we read daily. I then link Shelfari to our classroom web page so parents can see what we are reading too. We mark our weekly favorite with a heart and book borrowed from the library with a present. This helps parents know if the book is available at school or not. It helps me to remember all the great books out there that I wish to own!