1.14.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading?

{Celebrating the books we’ve read in the past week

&

the titles we are currently reading.}


 
One of the cool things about reading a book with Libby on my iPad is that I can also have the book downloaded on my phone and sync it up.
 
My challenge to myself this year is to use down time or waiting time to READ rather than to idly scroll through Instagram or Facebook. 
 
It’s working so far 🙂
 
 
 
(All book blurbs are borrowed from IndieBound.)

 

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Description

Features seven narrators, each with a unique story, and each with a different perspective on what makes their teacher so special.

It’s the start of fifth grade for seven kids at Snow Hill School. There’s . . . Jessica, the new girl, smart and perceptive, who’s having a hard time fitting in; Alexia, a bully, your friend one second, your enemy the next; Peter, class prankster and troublemaker; Luke, the brain; Danielle, who never stands up for herself; shy Anna, whose home situation makes her an outcast; and Jeffrey,who hates school.

 
Only Mr. Terupt, their new and energetic teacher, seems to know how to deal with them all. He makes the classroom a fun place, even if he doesn’t let them get away with much . . . until the snowy winter day when an accident changes everything—and everyone.
 
 
My Thoughts…
 
I’ve been hearing about and seeing this book for YEARS. It’s been on my mental TBR pile even if it wasn’t on the list of books here. When I was searching for a book to read on my iPad and saw it while I scrolled, I seized the chance to download it.
 
I think BOMT came out around the same time as Wonder and had a lot of people thinking about the importance of getting to know people around us without assuming who they are or why they are. The multiple POVs helps get that message across as we’re able to see into the heads and hearts of the characters. 
 
There are surprises, too—and not just THE surprise that gets teased in the blurb above. 
 
I’m always thinking about how I as a teacher can be a bigger positive influence on my students and the people around me. This book and the character of Mr. Terupt are motivations for me to be kind and gentle and look below the surface.
 
I think teaching is one of the most noble professions… but also one of the most challenging. In my classroom I have many students—each unique; each dealing with his or her own struggles, family situations, and inner life. How do I know what each of them is going through? How do I figure out how to treat each one fairly so she or he can be successful and meet his or her potential? How do I leverage this to help my students learn what they need to and accomplish the required work?
 
Not easy, but very rewarding.
 
There’s a great quote this book brings to mind: 
 
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If you end up reading this book, you may also want to follow up with:

 

 

 

WHAT ABOUT YOU?

LET’S RING THE BELL!

Period 2&3 read 6 books this past week.

Period 5&6 read 16 books this past week.

Period 8&9 read 12 books this past week.


 

 

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AUDIO BOOK


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1 thought on “1.14.19 It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? BECAUSE OF MR. TERUPT

  1. Pingback: 2.11.19 It’s Monday! What are YOU reading? HARBOR ME and #AudioBookLove | {Eat the Book}

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