Hi everyone. I am Heidi from My (Not So) Elementary Life.
I was so excited when Jennifer asked me to be a guest blogger for her this week. I couldn’t figure out what I wanted to post about. I have a million things happening right now that I thought I could share. One thing I have realized though: It is never to early to start thinking about the beginning of the school year.
And with that said, I thought I would share some of my favorite go to read aloud stories for back to school.
A Bad Case of Tattle Tongue is a great book to have on hand to help teach your student’s about the difference between reporting and tattling. I start out the year with making a chart to figure out the difference between the two and then reference the chart and this book any time tattling starts to become a problem. There is also an activity book that will help you with some ideas!
I love these books by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague and the kids find the pictures in How Do Dinosaurs Go to School? hilarious!!! There is an audio book that can accompany it!
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is a great story to read to introduce the alphabet to your students. The kids will start to chant along. It is a great interactive book.
Chrysanthemum is a must read book that helps teach students that it is okay to be “different.” We all come from different families and different backgrounds and no two people are the same. If we help students learn this at the beginning of the year and at an early age, then as they grow up they will learn to accept those who are “different'” than themselves.
and my favorite (if I had to choose just one)
Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten is a MUST read book in kindergarten. The kids just eat this book up
Now this list is not my entire list, but these are some of my favorites and the ones my kids have loved the most or I have found the most useful in my classroom.
I created a freebie that can be used with any book.
This freebie is a page from my new book response pack.
Click on the picture or HERE to take you to the pack where you can download the preview file and grab the freebie.
Thanks Jennifer, for the opportunity to post on your blog