I wrote this post just to write it and then found Thinking of Teaching is having a Fantastic Finds Linky that fits perfectly! so, I have some edits to make. Check the linky out and link up you fantastic finds!
I found Fall is Not Easy, by Marty Kelley through my school librarian and it is my new favorite book – well for now! It is about a tree that goes through some interesting changes when trying to become a tree with fall leaves. I read it just for fun today, but think it would be great to reinforce using picture clues as a reader. The text is basic, but the pictures are the real story. It might also be a great book for beginning to talk about inferences and having the children use what they know and notice to talk about how the tree is changing.
I also found Leaves, by David Ezra Stein, at Buzzin’ on Cupcakes. It happened to be sitting outside the library when I went to pick up my kids and I grabbed it off the display. I used it to discuss beginning, middle, and end. Buzzin’ on Cupcakes has more great ideas for this book. Check it out!
I found this neat site: Teaching with Kids’ Books. It is a great source to check out new books and old favorites. It is organized by grade levels and themes. Check it out!
That’s it for today! How can a four day week make you more tired than a full week?