Back to school read alouds

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  1. Joji

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    I was planning on reading Miss Nelson is Missing the first day of school to get the students thinking about rules and what makes a happy classroom setting. What are some other great "Back to school" books to start off the year (picture books)?
     
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    The Kissing Hand by Audrey Penn

    First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg
     
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    These are the read-alouds I've planned for my first week:

    The Kissing Hand

    David Goes to School

    The Crayon Box that Talked

    Who Stole From the Cookie Jar?

    A Bad Case of Stripes
     
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    Great choices :)

    Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
    "I Can't," Said the Ant


    I always read Nobody's Mother is in Second Grade when I was in 2nd.
     
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    Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    Elmer by David McPhee (I think that's his last name-it's an old book, but I lilke it for first week)
    The Mixed Up Chameleon by Eric Carle

    I have a bit of a theme at the beginning about liking who you are, and being who you are.
     
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    Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon (about believing in yourself & bullying)
     
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    I also like to read Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes. One of my favorite books is call A Book of Hugs by Dave Ross and Laura Rader . It talks about all kinds of hugs and at the end of the story I give teacher hugs.
     
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    Great thanks!!!! I might just get a bunch from the library and then the books I can't read (because of time) I will put out for the kids! Great ideas everyone!
     
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    I usually use:
    Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
    Mr. Peabody's Apples by Madonna (great for making assumptions before knowing all the facts and gossip)
    A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech
    Through the Cracks
    Wild About Books
    A Bad Case of Stripes
     
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    emmakate218 and lionpride...what do you do with a bad case of the stripes? i love that book but have never thought about using it for the beginning of the school year.
     
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    I'm going to read it mainly for their enjoyment, but to also discuss being yourself.
     
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    My first day books are First Day Jitters (the dog in this book is the same as mine!) and Miss Malarkey Doesn't Live in Room 10 (by Judy Finchler). I love reading those books on the first day. Later in the year when we do testing I read Testing Miss Malarkey.
     
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    I'm teaching summer school and I just read "My Best Friend" by Mary Ann Rodman and it was a hit! THis book would help on a discussion on making friends, not caring about those who don't want to be our friend because there's other people who we may have things in common with. The book is not what you think! Check it out.
     
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    Would any of these books work with older kids? I have a 5/6 class and was wondering if there are any good books to start the year with. If not picture books, then does anyone know of any good chapter books for starting the year?
     

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