Are You in the Mood for a Good Laugh??!!  Check Out These Books!  #SOL19 #Bookaday #Classroombookaday

Are You in the Mood for a Good Laugh??!! Check Out These Books! #SOL19 #Bookaday #Classroombookaday

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I notice the people on either side of me turn to see what is happening.  I realize I was laughing out loud.

Sorry, I offer as I motion to my earbuds as a way of explanation.

Are you kidding me? the man next to me says, “It is so refreshing to hear someone laugh.  We don’t laugh enough these days.”

Yeah, what are you listening to? another adds.

You’ve been laughing quite a bit, says the other.

I take my earbuds out so I can share my reading life with my airplane community.  How lucky am I that my job leads me into these types of conversations?

 

Before I put my earbuds back in, I was compelled to grab my computer and draft this post.

 

LAUGHING

 

I wonder if we are thinking enough about the power of laughter.  How it connects us?  How many endorphins are released?  How the feeling of laughter calms us?  How it has been proven to be good for our physical and emotional health? How good it feels?  Are we underestimating the power of laughter?!

This year as you think about the books you plan to read aloud, to offer for book clubs, and to place in the baskets in your classroom library, consider laughter.  These books are fun, send powerful messages, tug at your heartstrings, and serve as powerful mentor texts to study the use of humor as a craft move. 

 

Here’s the book I was listening to …

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This book truly has LOL moments. It is a great read aloud choice for grades 3-5.  It has mystery, characters to love, moments to empathize with, and a good dose of humor to carry you through the tough moments.  If you are looking for other LOL books, here is a Pinterest board of some other that came to mind for me … what should I add?

Happy Reading and Happy Laughing!!

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