Tuesday, 28 August 2012
Back to School Books
Well I can never resist anything book related so I have decided to join up with Blog Hoppin' for the "Back to School Books Linky Party and Giveaway!" School has still not started for me, but I only have a few more glorious summer days before it is back into the classroom. I know there are a million fantastic books I could have chosen, but I decided to narrow it down to 3:
I was actually introduced to this book at the end of last year, and I read it to a Grade One class who absolutely LOVED it and requested it over and over. It goes with the ides of excitement and also patience, which are important to cover on the first day.
Along with excitement, I think the first day should also touch on the worries that most students (and teachers!) are probably feeling. I think this is a classic book to open up that discussion for students.
To finish off the list, a little humor. This book opens up a discussion about classroom rules, and does so in a humorous way for students.
So there are my 3 Back to School book picks, what are yours? Link up with Blog Hoppin' and you could win $50 from The Clever School Teacher (which ,if you do not know, is a fabulous online store where you can buy booksets to coincide with author studies, comprehension strategies, writing traits etc.).
Here's to the last few days of summer!