BPS Library News
Update on new books and lessons for September
I am going to try to keep you informed about the new books and lessons going on in the library. I will try to get this newsletter out at the beginning of the month, but since it is a new year, I am a little late...
Lessons in the library this month:
I think it is important that classroom teachers know what books I am sharing in the library so that there is less repetition of books, but more reinforcement of ideas. If you have any additional ideas for library lessons, be sure to share them with me.
In September, Kindergarten and First Graders are both being introduced to folktales and their many variations by reading The Three Little Pigs and Little Red Riding Hood. In addition, we will talk about how it is okay to make mistakes by reading The Dot and Regina's Big Mistake. Kindergarteners will also learn about making patterns by looking at the patterns in books.
New books at the library this month:
Pete the Cat
Pete the Cat has arrived at BPS Library! At the request of several teachers, I ordered all the Pete the Cat books. Some are still on order...
That is not a good idea! by Mo Willems
The Boy with a Big Horn
Just a reminder: please let the students bring their books into the library in their hands and not in a crate. It helps them realize their responsibility in returning their books.
Also, make sure the student go to the bathroom before they come to the library, since I have no bathroom in the library. They often get lost or distracted going down the hall by themselves.
New Books in the Library!
I will try to include pictures of the new books in the library below for you to e-browse. I will keep them on the shelf by the SmartBoard for a few weeks for teacher check-out before letting the students check them out.
Non-fiction selection about going to the moon.
Stinky by Eleanor Davis
New "toon" books for beginning readers that look like comic books or graphic novels.
Little Mouse gets ready
Another "toon" book.
When Washington Crossed the Delaware by Lynn Cheney
Nice history picture book about Washington in battle for this age group.
Thump, quack, moo! by Doreen Cronin
A story about a corn maze.
How to be a cat
A beautiful black & white book