Today was like Christmas for me… Scholastic book order day! One of the calling cards for a nerdy teacher is having a special warm and fuzzy place in your heart for ordering books from Scholastic, and today there was a very large box waiting for me–like my arms almost fell off carrying the box to my classroom kind of big.
Why the big order? Well if there must be an excuse to buy lots of books, the BFG was a $1 book this month. I went against my promise NOT to buy any more books this year, and ordered a classroom set! Come on, it’s the BFG, as in a Big Friendly Giant! I can’t wait to do a Roald Dahl author study and read this book, the kids are going to eat it up!
And since I was breaking the rules, I went ahead and ordered the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians series. I finished the first book this weekend and I think my kids will like them–they are no Harry Potter mind you, but they are entertaining! And my kids are obsessed with Greek Mythology right now. We have been reading the Storynory.com version of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and they are enthralled by the Greek gods and goddesses. It always amazes me that they are able to follow the complex and “weird” story lines, a little interest and engagement goes a long way! (And to hear them refer to characters with names like “King Agamemnon” and “Menelaus”!)
So while we are on the topic of books, and you know I love educational technology, it makes ya wonder…what will happen to them [books] in the future? I can’t imagine there will every be a day when I won’t get excited about my Scholastic order coming in. “My books are downloaded!” just doesn’t have the same kind of ring to it. With that in mind, I found this funny book trailer today for the book It’s a Book, it kind of sums up my thoughts…enjoy!