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Book Review: The Sorry Sticks: A Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure

By Anitra

One or more of the products mentioned in this post were provided for free to facilitate a review

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I am so excited to be able to do a review of book two of the Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure series!  The children in my class loved book one, and were equally as excited when I told them about book two!  If you recall from the review of the first book, author Bryony Supper is an actress and comedian from England, who has now used her humor to write books for children.  Her book series is quite unique and fun!

 

 

The Sorry Sticks: A Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure

 

 

Book two in the twelve book Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure series did not disappoint.  The Sorry Sticks is just as entertaining, fun, and silly as the first book!  In this book, Pasta Kid Victor Vermicelli and Val the Vermicelli snake have been speeding and receive a ticket.  Their friend Lola Lasagne tries helping them by calling for The Sorry Sticks and the Pasta Petz.  This book shows how important it is to say sorry and apologize if you’ve done something wrong.

 

 

The Sorry Sticks provides colorful characters, an engaging story, and a great life lesson!  The kids really enjoyed this book as well!!

 

A look at the characters of the Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure Series…

The characters and their pets are cleverly created using different types of pasta!!

 

Pasta Kidz

 

 

Pasta Petz

 

 

 

For more information about the Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventures and author Bryony Supper, please click here.

A big THANK YOU to Bryony Supper for providing me a copy of the book, I really appreciate it and enjoyed sharing her work with my classroom!

 

Anitra

 

 

 

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Book Review: The Inventing Tubes: A Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure

By Anitra

One or more of the products mentioned in this post were provided for free to facilitate a review.

It is no secret…I LOVE BOOKS!!!  So when I was presented the opportunity to review a book, I jumped on the chance!  The book comes all the way from England, my dream place to visit!  It is written by Bryony Supper, who is the creator of Pasta Kidz & Petz.  Bryony is an actress and comedian, who has used her humor to write books for children.  For more information about Pasta Kidz & Petz and Bryony Supper, please click here.

 

The Inventing Tubes: A Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure

 

The first book in the twelve book series of the Pasta Kidz & Petz Adventure series is The Inventing Tubes.  The book feature a few of the various Pasta Kidz and Petz characters.  Marc Macaroni and Sarah Spaghetti want to use the Inventing Tubes to invent a pastaball to use in the Pasta United soccer game.  Sarah gets impatient and doesn’t read the instructions.  Instead of a great pasta ball, she instead invents a CRAZY BALL!!!

 

Pasta Kidz

 

 

Pasta Petz

 

 

The crazy ball couldn’t be caught, so Marc and Sarah enlist in the Pasta Petz; Spud and Mumbo to help catch the crazy ball.  The Petz arrive in their amazing Pastamobile and get rid of the crazy pasta ball.  Sarah learns a valuable lesson; be patient when doing things and follow instructions!

 

I read this book to my class of children 3 to 6 years old.  They absolutely LOVED it!! They really liked the silly characters; they enjoyed the pasta hair that they have.  The characters are easy for young children to relate to and fall in love with.  A favorite part of the book was when Spud and Mumbo showed up in the Pastamobile!  It was hilarious!

 

Pasta Petz Pastamobile

 

I really enjoyed the book and can’t wait to see more of the titles!  A big thank you to Bryony Supper for the signed copy of the book, I really appreciate it!

Enjoy!

Anitra

Language Reading

Reading in a Montessori Primary classroom

By Anitra

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Reading is one of the most important skills learned in life.  Everything in our world revolves around reading, and the importance of teaching the fundamentals of reading is key to a child being a successful reader.  The foundation of an excellent reading program must be implemented from the beginning stages of learning and teaching sounds.  In a Montessori Primary classroom, this is done with the phonetic sound of each letter, as well as the ending sound for “x”.  I know that many people believe that teaching young children to read at a young age is not age-appropriate or may not even be possible.  I am here to tell you that it is indeed possible, and that teaching a young child to read is age-appropriate when the child shows signs that they are interested and have been exposed to an environment that is rich in language.  In Montessori, it is customary to follow the child’s natural development and direction.  Don’t get me wrong, teaching young children to read can be a long, detailed process.  The process of reading is one of my favorites!  The look on their faces when they know that they have learned to read is priceless…

Bob Books

 

I have a complete reading program that I have developed over my years of teaching.  I use the infamous Bob Books, which you can find almost anywhere these days.  There are many different sets of Bob Books; I use the Beginning Sets 1 to 5. I also use a record keeping form that I created that lists all of the books, a space to write the date that they check it out and return it, as well as a space to include new sight words that are introduced throughout the books.  (There will be a subsequent post related to  sight words).  Each new reader takes a letter home regarding the policies for reading.  The letter goes over the “Reading Folder”, the reviewing of sight words, and where to return the books each morning (The labeled “Book Bin”).  Each child also has a “Reading Folder” with their name on it and it is used to take the books back and forth each day. I created the reading folders from inexpensive folders that have a zipper close, and labeled them with each child’s name using a label maker…VERY simple and cheap, but efficient. 🙂

 

 

 

 

Reading is such a big deal, and a HUGE accomplishment.  In my classroom, when a child reads their first Bob Book, we stop what we are doing.  I ring the bell, and announce that child x has read their first Bob book.  Then I have the entire class clap for them!  It makes them feel so special, and shows them how proud we are of them as a class.  It also sets a bar in the classroom that can be reached and is motivation for them.  Any way that I can make them feel special, I do.  After a child has completed all five sets of Bob Books, we again stop what we are doing.  I ring the bell, and announce that they have read all five sets of Bob Books; another amazing accomplishment.  The most important thing about reading is to make sure that the foundation is set firmly so that a child will not experience failure. Succeeding in reading is not a small feat, but it is a rewarding one!

Anitra

 

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