It's that time again!!!! Have you spent way too much money on school supplies???!!!! Me too!!!! Here are some fun reads to help you jump start your classroom culture of tolerance, perseverance, and learning!
Who doesn't have odd quirks? Why try to fit it when you were born to stand out? This fun book with silly illustrations will have your kids laughing but also learning to love themselves for who they are. But will Nerdy Birdy be able to accept others for who they are? Read this book to find out! (Also, are you looking for a fun activity to go with this book for the first day of school? Check out my Nerdy Birdies activity over at Teacher Pay Teachers. If your interested by clicking on the pictures below. ;)
Pirates vs. Cowboys- Okay, I admit I love Pirates. I remember my first year teaching in the States, asking my principal if I could do a Pirate theme. She said she thought it was a little too violent, Avast. I mean alas! Anyways, we have students from all different backgrounds in our rooms. They even speak different languages! It can be challenging to get them to communicate effectively even when they are speaking the same language. When Pirates and Cowboys meet up and start having communication problems, it will take an effective communicator and finding commonalities to prevent a war!
Use this with your students to talk about HOW to talk to others. You could create sentence stems and have them use them throughout the year. This book would also be a great lesson in comparison and contrast!
Blackout is a great book about making the best of surprise situations! What is everyone going to do when the electricity goes out? This "when life gives you lemons" book could be a great writing prompt about how to make positive out unexpected, possibly hard situations!
The Word Collector-
If you use word walls, you'll love this book! Jerome is a word collector in this colorful picture book. Get your kids excited about vocabulary too!
Helpful hint- have your class create actions for each word as you put it up there. Call on word leaders when you need a filler or want to review what a word means. The word leader can point at review words with a fun pointer, a flashlight, or play charades with the words!!!
Alright my friends, hope you have a fabulous year. Let me know what you think or click on the image below to check out my Teacher Pay Teacher Store to find lessons, games, activities and more!