Tips, Titles and Tools for Teachers
Happy New Year!
In my first newsletter of the year, I'm sharing Top 10 book collections you must check out and links to some important blog posts for a new school year. I am planning to start the year by visiting all of your classrooms to read aloud a picture book and reconnect with students!
New Picture Books
10 For 10 Picture Books
August 10 is Picture Book Day! Book-loving bloggers share their Top 10 picture books using the hashtag #pb10for10. Here's a list of some of my favorite Top 10 lists from 2016! Most of these posts include a collection of picture books connected by a common topic, such as perspective or mindset. Enjoy!
Books That Inspire Conversation About Creating
Articles to Start Your Year Right!
Great article with classroom tips about motivating students to read!
Reading Teacher Priority Number One: Getting to Know Your Students As Readers
Great blog post about the importance of taking time at the beginning of the year to get to know your students as readers!
Blog post from Frank Sibberson with great tips for helping students choose books for their book bins or independent reading time.
This post is about the impact of morning meeting on classroom culture. Even when we are short on time, morning meeting is time well spent!
An excellent post full of ideas and reflective questions about organizing your classroom library for students!
A great reminder to slow down at the beginning of the year and spend time getting to know your students as readers and writers!