Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover!

We are taking part in a Global Read Aloud. We are reading the book "The Little Prince" with students from all over the world. Our teacher, Dawn, found out about the project on twitter.

A little bit about us:
We are from Iona, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, Canada. We are from Rankin School of the Narrows/Sgoil MhicFhraing a'Chaolais, where we learn all kinds of things, including the French and Gaelic languages. (The "sgoil" part of our school name is in Gaelic.) We are the 7 girls and 11 boys, aged 10-12, who make up the grade 5/6 class at this school.
Our First Thoughts on "The Little Prince"
  • Ailig says, "Most of the class thought that, by the cover of the book, that the book would be really bad. After 2 chapters, we're hooked!"
  • Zach M., "The little dude likes sheep?!?!"
  • Jon says, "So far we find the book is really good... really awesome... and we're gonna keep reading."
  • Zach C., "Can't wait to read more!!!!!!!!!!!!"
  • Shazia: "The book is really awesome!"
  • Logan (a girl): "I like the way the main character (the dude telling the story)... [the narrator] chooses his words!"
  • Breagha: "I like the way the narrator is 'high class', using big words and stuff."
  • Nathan: "The little dude is really picky about the sheep... and pictures!"
  • Emerson: "The book is interesting!"
  • Mikayla: "I thought the book was really interesting; I didn't think I was going to like it from the start! Now I want to go home and read, read, read!"
  • Dawn (Our Teacher) says, "I"m totally pumped that my class is sooooo excited about this project!"


  1. HI and welcome to the Global Read Aloud! My name is Mrs. Ripp and I am the founder of this project. I teach a 4/5 class in Middleton, Wisconsin, USA and am very excited that you are doing this project with us. My class has been blogging about the project as well so you can see what we have been writing about here
    I cannot wait to share your first comments about the book with my kids tomorrow.

    Pernille Ripp

  2. Hi Class!
    Welcome to the Global Read Aloud! We are excited to have read the book with you. We also have a Nathan in our class. Some of us also thought the book would be lame but now we like it. We wish we could go on a field trip to Nova Scotia; it is beautiful there. We put a pushpin in on our map to show your location. Do you have a feeling that the Little Prince may stay in the desert? Has anyone ever read the book before? Andrew and Erik in our room has read it before. What do you think will be the ending? Do you have a classroom blog? We do, it is

    Have fun!
    Mrs. Ripp's Class
    Middleton, Wisconsin, USA