Hey guys and dolls, how’s it going?
We all have our favorite read aloud books
that we love to share with our students every month.
Today, I want to share with you 6 of my favorite books
to read during the month of August!
Alright, let’s jump right in!
The Night Before Kindergarten.
The Night Before Kindergarten by Natasha Wing is at the top of
my fave books for August, especially the first day of school!
Not only does this book rhyme (bonus!), it is extremely
descriptive about preparing for the first day of school.
It’s also a great conversation starter, and gets your kids
talking about what they did to prepare for school.
We also begin to practice speaking and listening skills,
and taking turns!
Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes
I must admit, when the Pete the Cat craze started to overtake
all primary classrooms, I had no idea what everyone was talking about!
This was the first book that I bought in that series, and I was hooked
every since! I love to read this book the second week of school,
because it is a great introduction to a lot of colors and color words,
and our first sight words are the words ‘red’ and ‘blue’,
so it’s a win-win situation for me!
If You Take A Mouse To School
We all know what happens if we take a mouse to school!
My students love to see the antics that the mouse gets into when
he hitches a ride to school. We read through the book,
it’s a great way to slide in a discussion about reality and fantasy,
and we also try to think about what the mouse will do next!
Now, this book just may be my absolute fave book to read in August.
I chose this book, because I wanted a great circus themed book
to match my classroom theme.
Once I actually read it, I fell in love with it!
Jane and her family and friends are in the circus.
She thinks that she’s just extra ordinary,
meanwhile, her family is extraordinary!
Throughout the book, she realizes that she’s just Jane,
and that there is nothing wrong with that!
I also love this book, because there aren’t a lot of words,
so you can focus more on the pictures.
This is the first book that we take a picture walk through!
Have You Filled A Bucket Today?
My school is a Leader in Me school, and a bucket-filling school,
because they go hand in hand.
It’s amazing that after years and years of trying to explain
how important it is to treat others like we want to be treated,
along comes a book, and I thought it was a long book,
but amazingly, they get it!
They truly get what it means to dip from someone’s bucket,
and to pour into someone’s bucket.
Lacey Walker Nonstop Talker
Whew!! Talkers!!! If you see them, point them out!!!
No, don’t, I’m just kidding!
This is a great book to read when you notice who your
Chatty Kathy’s are, especially when they’re influencing some other students!
Lacey ends up talking so much in this story, that she misses some
very important things!
A great lesson for littles on there being a time to talk,
and a time to listen!
These are only 6 of my fave read aloud for August,
I have several more that I read, but you would be reading for days!
What are your favorite read aloud for the month of August?