A big thanks to Mrs. Jumps Class for hosting the Book Talk Tuesday linky.
Like many of our fellow Canadian teachers as we get up this morning we start another school year. I tried to think of a nice light hearted book that gets us all pepped and excited for the school year, but nothing came to the top of my head right away. Instead, I've been listening to our four year old daughter talk about how nervous she is to be moving into Senior Kindergarten, and it got me thinking about those students who are also nervous about coming to school for whatever reason. This got me thinking about my good buddy Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day, by Judith Viorst.
Virost, has graced us with a series of books about Alexander who always seems to be down on his luck. However, she also reminds us that although the present day might seem awful there is another day around the corner and it had a great chance to be a better day.
As the day continued at school Alexander ran into problems with friends, counting, an uncool lunch treat, a terrible spot in the car, and a bad trip to the dentist. We could only hope for some good fortunes to be bestowed on our friend Alexander. Instead, his day kept getting worse. The shoes he wanted didn't come in his size, the food for dinner wasn't his favourite, and his bath was way too hot.