It's official! Summer is over. I was at a training this last week, but today I get to start setting up my classroom for this coming school year. District meetings start later on this coming week. The fun is about to begin!
Several of us bloggers have come together to give you some awesome ideas for Back to School Books! These books can be used to set up your classroom community, begin a good lesson, or just as a fun read-aloud.
The book I'd like to share with you is...
I read this book every year with my 4th graders during the first 2 weeks of the school year. It is set up as a picture book, with one story for each habit. Each day I take about a half an hour to read the story full class, and go through the discussion questions afterward. We complete an activity together as we read - sometimes we create our own skits to show comprehension, sometimes we draw a picture, write up a goal, etc... something to turn the habit into something personal to easily remember. In my classroom, I then display these posters (one per day) as a way to remind students of the Healthy Habits we have learned, as well as our Character Pillars and Classroom Rules.
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Good luck! We hope you have a successful start to your school year!