Once again my caveat for this one: These are my five (sorry couldn’t limit to five) favorite children’s books as of now, as I think about it today. I usually write my posts the night before, so this is written on Sunday, January 26th.
Patricia Polacco’s Chicken Sunday, Mrs. Katz and Tuch and the Keeping Quilt (check out this link)
Jacqueline Woodson’s Each Kindness and The Other Side (check out this link)
Jennifer Berne’s On A Beam of Light (check out link) I used this book as an introduction to #geniushour
Lisa Shook Begaye’s Building a Bridge (check out link) I read this first week of kindergarten
David McPhail’s The Teddy Bear Book (check out link) I read this book around Thanksgiving/December holidays
Since I am writing this post at home and in the month of January we focus on the changes in our world through MLK’s work, many of the books I mention relate to kindness, compassion and empathy.
Oh and I can’t forget Miss Rumphius our pioneer women who is on a mission to make the world beautiful and Roxaboxen, our first #GeniusHour group of children.
I love to read to my Kinders and choose both fiction and nonfiction books. In many of our units of study I try to balance the fanciful stories with factual ones. My kinders exclaim with pride when they discuss which they are; what makes them one or the other and what that means to the writer and to the reader!