First Grade Library Newsletter

September 12, 2014

Count the Monkeys!

Oh did we have fun in the library this week! First graders and I laughed and enjoyed Count the Monkeys by Mac Barnett together. We got through that whole book and didn't see one monkey! It was a wild adventure.

This book is a great example of how much fun reading can be! The kids are challenged at the beginning to count the monkeys and quickly discover they have all been scared away by a king cobra! Once the king cobra is gone there are more animals and people to content with. Readers have to zig zag and hum happy tunes and NOT look wolves in the eye as they turn the pages and narrowly escape one creature after another.

First graders are working so hard on using the library properly and remembering how to use those shelf markers. They are doing a great job and I'm so proud of them all.

Let me know if you have any questions or concerns!

Mrs. Brenner