In keeping with the theme of spreading the literacy love for the month of March, I thought I would post some book lists to give you some ideas of books to read for yourself or read to your class or recommend to your students.
This blog post has a list of books that are "favorite first novels to read aloud with kids": https://amongstlovelythings.com/first-novels/
It just wouldn't be a list of book lists if I didn't include one about Oprah's Book Club: http://www.bestproducts.com/lifestyle/g1939/best-oprahs-book-club-books/?
Here is a list of picture books that are coming out in 2017: http://www.readbrightly.com/picture-books-2017/
Check out these winners on Goodreads...these were voted the best middle grade and children's books: https://www.goodreads.com/choiceawards/best-childrens-books-2016
Just came across this list...top 50 books for teachers for professional development: https://www.fractuslearning.com/2015/04/01/best-books-for-teachers-pd/
We always need a good laugh; here's a list of 46 hilarious books guaranteed to make you laugh out loud: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/funny-books-that-will-make-you-laugh_us_5637d55ce4b027f9b969adc2
I was excited that I had an Amazon credit from some returns that allowed me to purchase some new books! I started reading the stories in the book Flying Lessons and Other Stories. This book is a collection of unique stories celebrating diversity written by many different children's authors.
I also began reading a new professional development book that I am enjoying so far: Your School Rocks, So Tell People: Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus.
I am looking forward to diving into another PD book I purchased. It's called Escaping the School Leader's Dunk Tank: How to Prevail When Others Want to See You Drown. The authors of the book are actually moderating the #MESPAchat this Wednesday so I am looking forward to learning more from them.
Events this week:
Monday - Elementary Curriculum Committee Meeting, 12-3
Wednesday - 1st grade chorus practice @ 2:25
Thursday - Curriculum half day, dismissal at 12:15, Family Literacy Night from 6:00-7:30
Friday - Liz and Dianna at SLT in the am @ Prescott
Great things I noticed last week:
- Check out the new bulletin board that Mrs. Fulreader created! Let's talk about respect!
- Students and staff had fun dressing up for Dr. Seuss days! Crazy sock day, Hat day and Green day!
- Music class with kindergartners and drumming on containers!? I want to be in that class!
- 4th graders enjoying some awesome yoga time!
- Mrs. Fournier's 3rd graders had fun doing this STEM activity where they had to make the longest chain they could using only one piece of paper.
- I had so much fun watching our principal for the day, Alisa, going into all of the classrooms. She was definitely a great leader!
Check it out:
We should not be taking recess away from any of our students. But don't just take my word for it...take a look at some of these articles: