Each week the ladies at Two Writing Teachers invite writers to link a “Slice of Life” post on their blog. It is a super supportive community, so….maybe you should join us:)
When I asked Jen Vincent what in the world I was suppose to do for this Mr. Tiger Goes Wild blog tour she told me:
Please share a story of a time in your life when you did something different, out of the ordinary or new and how others responded to you or how you felt. You might reflect on how you experience was similar or different to Mr. Tiger’s in the book.
I thought about writing about deciding to take a new job and teach a different grade, but I’ve been writing about that a lot lately. Today is the first day of school, and on the first day of school I do my darndest to get my kids exciting about reading. A few years ago my wife showed me this video:
I don’t think that anyone after watching that video can question Mr. Ballmer’s love for his company. When my students leave after the first day of school I don’t want any of them to question my love for reading. That is why I do this on the first day:
What are the odds that this blog tour would just so happen to be my first day of school? Crazy. Today is the day that I take my “I love reading” pep talk to a new school and a new grade.
My little talk is not scripted, but I do go into with around 5 books that I plan on “discussing”. The rest of the time I am just flying by the seat of my pants.
A few of the books in today’s talk will be:
The One and Only Ivan
To celebrate the release of Peter Brown‘s Mr. Tiger Goes Wild, we have a blog tour scavenger hunt for you! Visit all the blogs listed below to collect 7 letters/characters. Unscramble the letters/characters to unlock the secret phrase. Each blog is giving away three copies of Mr. Tiger Goes Wild courtesy of Little, Brown Books and Jen Vincent at Teach Mentor Texts has a Mr. Tiger Goes Wild prize pack to give away.
Jen at Teach Mentor Texts
Aly at Kid Lit Frenzy
Franki at A Year of Reading
Jen at Reederama
Katherine at Read, Write, Reflect
Laura at LibLaura5
Colby at SharpRead