Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Let's Talk About Books! Linky

It's a book party! How fun!

I love books, so I'll be linking up with Deanna Jump from Mrs. Jump's Class most Tuesdays this summer to bring you books from my classroom.

I have so many books to share, but I have to start somewhere, so I'm starting with Kindergarten at the beginning of school. My favorite illustrator, Steven Kellogg, teamed up with author Jane Bayer to create a great alphabet book with a beat.

A My Name is Alice is a fantastic way to start the year in music. The first few times I see Kindergarten, I ask the students what songs they already know. We sing songs like Twinkle, Twinkle, Jesus Loves Me and the ABC's. So, this is perfect for after they sing the ABC song. 

I'm sure there are many alphabet books out there, but this one does a spectacular job keeping the beat: "A my name is Alice and my husband's name is Alex. We come from Alaska and we sell ants." 

and it is super creative: each couple is selling something, 
like selling "yellow" or "rubbish" or "question marks." 

Even X gets a turn - Xena and Xavier are from Planet Xigert and sell Xofersizers!

And of course, the pictures are fantastic; my students love the detail. I think I have all of the Steven Kellogg books out there!

What's your favorite book to use in your classroom?

1 comment:

  1. Really like the look of that book - I'll have to search it out. Thanks for sharing!
    Growing Little Learners