Our Dream Jobs

Our class is enjoying our current read aloud, Wonder.


We are already learning so much and reflecting on the kind of person we are and who we want to be. After we read about August’s teacher, Ms. Petosa, leaving her job on Wall Street to pursue her “dream” of teaching, we started to think about our “dreams.” Listen as we share some of the dreams we have about our future. 

Our Dream Jobs from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

Do You Like, “Diary of a Wimpy Kid?”

Then give these books a try!

Our class talked about listening to others share their book recommendations as a strategy for finding new books to read. Here are some suggestions made by  fifth grade students who love the Diary of  a Wimpy Kid series. We hope you’ll find a new book to try, too!

Similar Books to Diary of a Wimpy Kid


Also, try out this great tool from Scholastic, Book Wizard. Use it to search for books that are similar to one of your favorites.



Happy Reading!

The Invention of Hugo Cabret

We have begun reading a new novel, “The Invention of Hugo Cabret.” This book is unique to others we’ve read because it is a graphic novel. That means that, out of the 544 pages, about 300 are illustrations. We are intrigued by the mysterious beginning.

hugo cabret
Listen in on our VoiceThread to hear our predictions about this novel. The first slide shares a book trailer that we hope you’ll enjoy as much as we did.



Have you read this book?

Do you have other books you’d like to recommend?

The Genre Song

Don’t you know that it’s all about the genres? The Techie Kids do. Here’s a project that we started back during “March Is Reading Month.” After seeing what Amy Burvall creates for her high school History students, Mrs. Moore was inspired to try a small scale version with our elementary classes. We hope you are inspired to try something new too!

The Genre Song from Kelly Moore on Vimeo.

…Now let’s go and get a good book, baby!


Tell us about your favorite genre and a few books to go along with it.

Can you share an elementary topic that we could make another music video for?