Mrs. Parker at Learning With Mrs. Parker is having a Fall Read Aloud Linky party. So many choices for Fall Read Alouds! What do I choose? How can I choose? What books do I leave out? I already have six books on my I MUST READ THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL LIST ....think that might be tooo much?
Since I have been out of the classroom for two years I am so excited about the first day of school read alouds! I strongly feel that those first day read alouds can set the tone for the year...oh the pressure!
I as well don't want to just read "back-to-school" books, I also want to share books from Mexico and Brazil, as they are such an important part of my life! Oh the pressure!
Here is where I am at right now....
"Have You Filled a Bucket Today!"Eight years ago the principal of my school do a book study with everyone using "How Full Is Your Bucket? Positive Strategies for Work and Life" I simply thought this was an AMAZING book! Through the reading of this book the culture among the adults at the school changed. People were leaving "drops" for others, encouraging others, and truly understanding what it means to be a "bucket filler." Fast forward three years we discovered the children's version. I have used it EVERY year since. I have used this book with students from 4years-9th grade and each of them GET IT. It is wonderful to work in a classroom where we have "bucket fillers!"
The Party for Papa Luis/La Fiesta para Papa Luis
This is a billingual book in English and Spanish. The wonderful concept in this book is that each sentence is added to the next sentence, so by the end of the story the students can actually say it along with you in English or in Spanish. This book is a perfect introduction of Mexican culture. We can talk about the party decorations, such as the Pinata. We can discuss the food. We can share some fun words in Spanish and the list goes on and on.