Tuesday, January 12, 2016
Charlie is a young boy who is tired of school and wishes he was his dog, Norman. To his surprise he wakes up Monday a dog! Charlie is thrilled as he rolls over and goes back to sleep while Norman heads to school. Charlie quickly learns that the grass isn't always greener on the other side and by the end of the week wishes he was a boy again.
The first question I ask the students was "Is the grass always greener on the other side?" Then I asked "What did Charlie do as a dog that wasn't really fun?" Then we discussed all the things Charlie had to do as a dog that weren't as fun as being a boy and weren't even as fun as going to school.
The students and I both had fun reading and discussing this book!
This week I'm reading The Adventures of Beekle the Unimaginary Friend by Dan Santat to Pre-k through 2nd and The Right Word Roget and His Thesaurus by Jen Bryant to 3rd-5th.