Howdy! Well, another Monday has come and gone!! 4 more Mondays for me!!! Again, not that I’m counting! Today we had our annual field trip to the zoo! I can’t wait to share our day with you but you will have to wait til tomorrow!
But, here is a kindergarten smorgasboard public service announcement:Teacher tip #2874: Never celebrate a successful field trip until all children have returned home. After our zoo trip we were at recess. T minus 40 minutes until dismissal. BAM. Girl on monkey bars. Girl down. Girl with broken arm. Yep. 16 kids at the zoo with wild animals=0 injuries. Girl and monkey bars and we sustain an injury. And that is how our day ended.
So today I have two things to share with you! I was contacted by a publisher to see if I would be interested in reviewing a new set of books. Well, DUH! We’ve been using these books in our class so I want to share our experience with you! The books are called Issy Books and the cool thing (which my monsters love) is the illustrations are done by the author’s 5 year old granddaughter! Super cool and a great way to get the monsters even more into the stories!
I love the illustrations and the stories. The books use sight words and grade level appropriate vocabulary so my students were able to read the books and build their reading skills. The illustrations were also important in helping them understand what they were reading. And the characters are animals! Who doesn’t love animals?! And it has been a perfect tie in to our study of animals and our zoo trip! Definitely check these books out for your guided reading groups! They get the kindergarten smorgasboard stamp of approval!
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