Thursday, September 27, 2007

Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes

Peanut Butter and Jellyfishes by Brian P. Cleary was a fun book that I came across this month at the library. It is a new book to add to alphabet books to use each September with my studetns. The colorful and bright illustrations are great and it would be a fun book to read to any child. My students liked finding the things on each page that begin with the different letters.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Old Testament

I finished reading the Old Testament this week. Don't think I have read it straight though for a long time. Anyway it does give you a different perspective than just reading bits and pieces. I noticed several things...
  • Zechariah is longer than Daniel but I rarely hear sermons or mention of it.
  • There is a lot of geneology and some is repeated. It must be important but sometimes it seems lengthy.
  • The people were slow learners. So am I.
  • Lots of worship songs are taken from scripture. Probably more than I realize.
Anyway, now I am on to the New Testament. I think that my goal of reading through the Bible this year will happen.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Saint Ben

I haven't read any books for awhile but I thought I could write about one of my favorite books. Saint Ben by John Fischer is one of my favorite novels. I have read it several times, own a copy of it, and would recommend it to anyone. The story takes place in 1958 in Pasadena and is the story of two boys, Ben and Jonathan. Jonathan and Ben become friends when Ben's father becomes the pastor of the church that Jonathan and his family attends. This story about friendship, faith and growing up. John Fischer does a great job telling the story. If you want to know more about the story you could look on John Fischer's website.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

abc books

Now that school is in session, I am on a little different mindset as far as books are concerned. For the past couple of years I have gotten a bunch of alphabet books and done a variety of things with them for my students. One I really like is So Many Bunnies by Rick Walton. Does anyone else have some favorite alphabet books that I can look for? It is always fun to have a few new ones since I have been doing the project for a couple of years.