- I want to build excitement for our read aloud time together.
- I want to have time for meaningful conversations about our read aloud every day.
- I also use it to model filling out our nightly reading logs. We do this for a week before I begin sending them home with the kids.
- I read it twice, to both of my classes. I can only do so much in a day. 🙂
The kids LOVE this book and we do a lot of laughing together. I can usually finish this midway through the second week of school if I am consistent about our read aloud time.
These last three books are on my “wish list” and in my “cart” at Barnes and Noble’s website.
I’ve been looking for read alouds that celebrate coming back to school since my favorites tend to revolve more around characters who are starting school for the first time. This also addresses the “nervousness” that many of our kids deal with when starting back with us.
Do you ever get “tired” of a book? I am starting to feel that way about Katie Couric’s Brand New Kid. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great book, but I need to take a break. 🙂 However, I also wanted to find a book that dealt with a character who was starting a new school on the first day. Lots of teachers at my school use Brand New Kid as well and I just wanted something new. Again – you could practice text-to-text connections the following week if you wanted to with both books!
I know this book has been around for awhile, but I’ve never used it and I think the beginning of the year would be the perfect time! Once we finish up The Twits, I want to start using this during our read aloud time each day. I think it will help me continue to build on their excitement and then I can move on to a new genre.
Alright, I’ve shared my favorites and my “wish list” for the fall. Now it’s your turn! I know you all have great ideas to share. Hop on over to Mrs. Parker’s website and link up!