As I sit here on my third sick day (flu and strep!), I was browsing through the Firefly and SeeSaw flyers and got to thinking about my favorite books! I have a serious book addiction My classroom library contains thousands of books (not including the boxes of chapter books in storage!) valued at over $10,000! I started buying in college and never stopped! It’s a crazy addiction but it’s worth every penny!!!
I definitely credit my parents with my love of books. They read to me all the time as a kid. In fact, when I was little I had night terrors so I had to go see a therapist (yeah…even as a little kid I needed special help!) and he suggested my parents read me 3 books every night before bed! And I have been a lover of books every since!
And here are a few of my favorites!
Curious George is how I learned to read! He was one of my first books! And get this, I still have one of the first Curious George stuffed animals ever made! How cool is that?!
I discovered this book 2 years ago by accident and it became a favorite! My kids love this story. This is a great text for persuasion and debate!! Is it a cow? Is it a chicken? HILARIOUS!
I love the message that we are all beautiful! I know this is a favorite of many!
I read this story on the last day of school and always get emotional. I love seeing my monsters achieve great success and surpassing every milestone and meeting every challenge I set before them. I know they can and I hope to instill that sense of achievement in my monsters.
This is one of my favorite chapter books! I actually read this aloud to my kindergartners every year! It’s just a classic and a must read! And who doesn’t need a spider cheering you on?! Come on, we would all love to wake up to such inspiring messages every morning! Even on a spider web!
OMG! I remember my 3rd grade teacher reading this story to us and laughing so much. Now when I read it as an adult, I laugh so hard. I usually laugh until I cry! The story of the cat is one of the funniest things in print EVER!
Of course, who doesn’t love underpants!
And finally, a controversial one, but it’s important to me and one of my favorites!
Of course all of these books lend themselves to amazing lessons in writing, friendship, tolerance ( a biggie for me!), acceptance and perseverance! How could you use these books in your classroom?
There ya go! A kindergarten smorgasboard of a few of my favorite books! There are many, many more and I will continue to share over time!
What are your favorite books?
This is what I am currently working on! Coming soon!!