Thursday, August 2, 2012

Back to School Books

I love books! I would think that teachers typically say that. However, one of my teacher friends surprised me when she told me she hated reading! I know, right? Who doesn't love to read? She giggled at me, and told me that she lies to her kids and tells them she loves to read. She had me fooled- she is an incredible teacher and reader.

Chrissy at First Grade Found Me is having a book linky party! She has some great beginning of the year school books on her list.



I have quite a few beginning of the school year books from my years of teaching K-2. Here are my must haves:
I share a variety of filling bucket books during the first week of school. This ties in with my classroom management system. This particular story tells a story about a boy's day and how his and others' buckets are dipped and filled.
This is a story that young children can relate to. It is also a great lead in to active listening routines.
P.K. Hallinan has some very cute books. I like to use this particular one to let my students know that I am their friend too.


David books appeal to young children with its humor and fun pictures. These books are a great lead in to class rules.



This is a fun one too. I like to use it for a writing lesson on what we packed in our backpacks for the first day of school.
This is one I love to use in first grade. David Catrow is one of my favorite illustrators!



 I have used this book before a labeling lesson. I remember my first year of teaching, and my first graders thought I lived in the closet at school. Nowadays, they wouldn't believe me.
This is another great kindergarten book. I like to use it to think aloud how I did things alike and different than Miss Bindergarten. My students make a classbook telling how they get ready for kindergarten.


This is a great math book for counting, colors, sorting, patterning, and beginning addition.


Another fun math book! Children love to create their own dot pictures.




What are your must have books?

 



5 comments:

  1. I love this linky party! I come away from everyone's posts with more books to read!!! I am your newest follower. I would love to have you come by and visit my blog!

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  2. Excellent book choices! I love Howard B Wigglebottom! I must check out Stand Tall. I've seen a few bloggers recommending it now.

    ❀Barbara❀
    Grade ONEderful
    Ruby Slippers Blog Designs

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  3. Howard B. Wigglebotton looks adorable! Thanks for linking up to the party!
    Chrissy
    First Grade Found Me

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  4. You have THREE of my favorite book picks...Miss Marlarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10, David Goes to School, and How Full is Your Bucket!

    I am your newest follower:)
    Tammy
    The Resourceful Apple

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  5. You picked some good books! I didn't even think to include some of those in my post! And super cute about your friend who has everyone fooled.


    Emily
    Tangled with Teaching

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