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I love books and First Grade and Fabulous is hosting a picture books for the first week of school party!!  There are so many wonderful books out there for those first days of school.  Here are some of my favorites!


I just adore this book!  Sarah has trouble wanting to go to school.  By the end, you learn that Sarah is not a student but the teacher!  It leads to a great discussion that even adults get nervous sometimes.  Fun book with the surprise!

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Another book with a theme/lesson!  Pete the Cat teaches that it's okay no matter what happens.  Good time to read and this and talk about how the first days of school can sometimes be tough, but it will be okay in the end!

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Another favorite, favorite of mine is Mean Jean!!  This is a great book to read and use to launch a talk about recess rules and bullying.  It has great words and rhyme that makes it fun to read!

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Chrysanthemum has been around a while, but it has stood the test of time.  Wonderful book to read and talk about how different our names or other aspects of our friends can be different and be okay with that.  It is also good for kindergarten and learning the letters in our names.  So many activities can be done with this like counting letters and graphing those letters.  Fun times and learning!

Join in the fun and tell us about your favorite books for back to school!


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20 comments:

  1. Hi Lori! I love Chrysanthemum! I am always looking for good picture books to tie in with my science lessons. I just found your blog, I’m your newest follower!
    ✿Sue✿
    Science for Kids Blog

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  2. I read all of those books too. Great choices!
    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  3. Those are all on my beginning of the year list too. Ill have to link up once I get home! Have you heard of Tattelin' Madeline? That's a good one too :)

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  4. These are all great books. I use Recess Queen later in the year and the librarian usually reads First Day Jitters to the kids.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and checking out my picks. We do have some of the same favorites even if we listed different ones!

    Charlene/Diamond Mom
    Diamond Mom's Treasury

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  5. I love all of these books. Recess Queen is the only one I don't have. I'm going to have to pick it up soon.

    Thanks for the recommendations!

    Becky
    Compassionate Teacher

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  6. I read Chrysanthemum and talk about names with my students. Then I have them write about what they know about their name....why their parents gave them that name, what it means p, anything they know about their name and why they got it. They love to tell you about their names.

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  7. I have the first two but still want Chrysanthemum and The Recess Queen!! Thanks for reminding me that I need to grab these!

    -Sarah

    A Rocky Top Teacher

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  8. Chrysanthemum is one of my favorites too!
    Kimberly
    Funky First Grade Fun

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  9. Lori, I just discovered the Pete the Cat books last year, and my kids simply LOVED them!

    Your latest follower,

    Sharon Dudley, NBCT
    Teaching with Sight

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  10. Hi Sue! Thank you for visiting on my blog! I am off to find your blog. :)

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  11. Thanks for coming by Tammy! There are so many great beginning of the year books!

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  12. Elizabeth, I haven't heard of Tattlin Madeline. But the title makes it sound like a great book for school!

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  13. Thanks for coming by, Charlene! So many great books out there!

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  14. Thanks Becky! Yes, you will want to have The Recess Queen!

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  15. That is a great idea, Bev, to do with the names! Love to hear why people were named what they were.

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  16. Sarah, you will love Chrysanthemum and The Recess Queen!

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  17. I agree, Kimberly, Chrysanthemum is a great book!

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  18. Sharon, we just love Pete the Cat! Great books!

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  19. I just love Pete the Cat and Chrysanthemum! Great choices!

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  20. Thank you, If You Give A Teacher A Blog! Those two books are so fun!

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