Monday, January 05, 2009

THREE: the first of three

THREE years ago (in 2006) on January 2 (that was THREE days ago), this blog was born.

To celebrate our third blog birthday, we have prepared for you a THREE day festival of THREEs from our third year of blogging. Let the triads begin!

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THREE new book characters (Franki)
Roscoe Riley
The Trucktown Characters
Amy Hodgepodge

THREE new book characters (ML)
Sassy (Sharon Draper)
Percy Jackson (Rick Riordan) [He's new to me, doesn't that count???]
Julia Gillian (Alison McGhee)

THREE new books about characters we already love
(Franki)
WILD BOARS COOK
THE YEAR OF THE RAT

THREE new books about characters we already love (ML)
Chester in Chester's Back by Mélanie Watt
Connie Lionheart in Mines of the Minotaur by Julia Golding
Clementine in Clementine's Letter by Sara Pennypacker

THREE new blogs we follow (local--our district)
Literate Lives (born 2/12/08)
Talkworthy (born 5/17/08)
Authentic Learner (born 3/12/08)

THREE new blogs we follow (local--our city, a nearby city, a poet)
Bestbookihavenotread (born 8/8/08)
My World-Mi Mundo (born 4/11/08)
Florian Cafe (born 9/23/08) [okay, he's not local, but it would sure be fun if he was!]

THREE new blogs we follow (local--our profession)
on the learn (born June, 2008)
Open Wide, Look Inside (born Feb., 2008)
The Stenhouse Blog (born May, 2008)

THREE 2008 picture books we LOVE! (Franki)
DRUMMER BOY by Loren Long
THE DOGHOUSE by Jan Thomas
OFF TO FIRST GRADE by Louise Borden

THREE 2008 picture books we LOVE! (ML)
Little Mouse's Big Book of Fears by Emily Gravett
THREE great new nonfiction books (Franki)
KNUCKLEHEAD by Jon Scieszka
GO GO AMERICA by Dan Yaccarino

THREE great new nonfiction books (ML)
One Hen by Katie Smith Milway
Wish: Wishing Traditions Around the World by Roseanne Thong
Wangari's Trees of Peace by Jeannette Winter

THREE great new professional books (plus one more for the obvious reasons)
OF PRIMARY IMPORTANCE by Ann Marie Corgill
TEACHING WITH INTENTION by Debbie Miller
ADVENTURES IN GRAPHICA by Terry Thompson
Day-to-Day Assessment in the Reading Workshop by Franki Sibberson and Karen Szymusiak

THREE favorite adult reads (ML)
The Moon by Whale Light by Diane Ackerman
People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks
White Teeth by Zadie Smith

17 comments:

  1. Happy Blog Birthday!
    Happy Blog Birthday!
    Happy Blog Birthday!

    Love you guys! :)

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  2. Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!

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  3. Three cheers to you!

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  4. Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!

    Three ways A Year of Reading has blessed me:
    – a zillion great new book titles
    - pushed my thinking on the 21st century literacies
    - great new blogosphere friends in OHIO. I can't wait to meet you in person someday!

    May you be triply blessed by all that you do for others!
    Carol

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  5. Blog Away,
    Blog Away,
    Blog Away!

    Love it,
    Love it,
    Love it!

    Thank you,
    Thank you,
    Thank you!

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  6. Three Reasons Why I LOVE your blog:
    amazing teachers and writers,
    wonderful daily children's literature,
    motivating and inspiring!
    Happy Three YEars! and to many more!

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  7. amazing friends!
    amazing colleagues!
    amazing minds!

    happy, happy, happy!!

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  8. Thank you for all you've done. You've been an inspiration!

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  9. Happy Blog Birthday, ML and Franki. And congratulations on leaving the twos behind. Three is such a better number for lists! I'll look forward to your other threes posts.

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  10. three cheers!
    book lovers
    bloggers
    friends

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  11. Happy B-day!
    What a fun and happy post!!!

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  12. Happy Blog Birthday! Wahoo!

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  13. I love the idea of the birthday blog! Happy Birthday to your blog.

    carol

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  14. Yay!

    Do you guys get THREE wishes too? I hope so...

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  15. And six new nonfiction titles going straight to my must-read list! Happy anniversary, and here's to getting going on those lists of four!

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  16. Thanks for reading me Franki and Mary Lee and congrats on 3 great years!

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