Sunday, November 2, 2014

Picture Book Month

It has been a while since my last post, but here I am, and I am so excited to celebrate Picture Book Month with my students! 

Our library just got a new book order in, so there are lots of books our students haven't read yet! There are also many favorites, waiting to be shared! To help us choose, there is a Picture Book Month calendar with days based on themes or subjects. 

Many of my friends are celebrating Picture Book Month! You can read about how Jennifer Reed celebrates with her students HERE! One of the things I look forward to is the opportunity to connect with schools around the country. Curtis students will be connecting for a Picture Book Smackdown on November 18th. We will have a very fast paced hour of sharing our favorite picture books! Last year we connected with both students and authors and had a great time! You can read more about our fun HERE!

The Picture Book Month site has many resources, including a Teacher's Guide with activities and ideas.  Another great resource is Mr. Schu & his blog, Watch.Connect.Read. He will be using 20 wonderful picture books and have his students participate in a Mock Caldecott unit. We have many of the books mentioned in his post, so I will be sure to share those with our students!

Students and adults alike will be asked to share their favorite thing about reading picture books on our Picture Book Month Padlet! I can't wait to see what they say! Feel free to add to it!

It is sure to be a great month! Grab a picture book and join us! 

1 comment:

  1. My students and I really enjoyed Picture Book Month last month. So many beautiful books out there to read. :)