Tag Archives: Books We’re Reading Now

My Favorite Gingerbread Books

Thanksgiving is here, which means that Gingerbread Season has officially begun!  I truly believe that if there was a title of Gingerbread Queen, it would be mine.  At home and in the classroom, December is filled with gingerbread. (Side note:  I think part of the reason I love it so much is that it’s not

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Bats Books and Model Magic

We’ve been reading a lot of bat books lately in my kindergarten class.  Some books are fiction and others are non-fiction.  Obviously, the non-fiction books have a lot of great information about bats, but the fiction books are not without their important details about bats.  The kids have been very interested in learning about the

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Pumpkin Jack

Pumpkin Jack, by Will Hubbell, is one of my newest purchases for our classroom library.  I really love this book.  It’s beautifully illustrated, ties in so well to the kids’ schema for pumpkins, and gives a great example of the life cycle of the pumpkin. We used this story to help us create Mental Images

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Otis Books by Loren Long

We’ve been loving the Otis books, by Loren Long, in my kindergarten classroom lately.  I bought the first book to do a few lessons with, and the kids fell in love with the characters.  When I spotted the Otis 4-pack at the Scholastic site, I had to snatch them up.  It’s hard to decide which

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Collecting Sunflower Seeds

Have you read the Sunflower House?  In my opinion, it’s a classic.  Well, we read the book yesterday in Kindergarten and the kids were thrilled with the treasures I brought in for them to explore.  Last week I asked parents in my class if they would be willing to donate a few sunflowers.  They came

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