This is a good book to discuss emotions. – This full color book is filled with vivid, expressive illustrations that help children ages 2 to 8 describe their emotions and understand that feelings are a normal part of life.
This is a great listening book! Hear all the sounds as you go on a walk! We’re going on a listening walk. Shhhhh. Do not talk. Do not hurry. Get ready to fill your ears with a world of wonderful and surprising sounds.
What am I?
I lived a long, long time ago.
I had round eyes…
lots of sharp teeth…
This new concept book from Caldecott Honor illustrator Suse MacDonald is sure to entertain children. As readers turn the brightly colored, die cut pages, shapes on each page come together to reveal a creature from long ago. Page by page, MacDonald’s bright, cut-paper, collage-style artwork transforms circles into eyes and triangles into scales until a familiar creature is revealed, with the aid of a large fold-out page, on the final spread.
What can you make with one oval, two circles, and eight triangles? Just ask three clever mice–who even find a funny way to trick a sneaky cat.
Ellen Stoll Walsh once again proves that she’s a master of concept books in this celebration of shapes, color, and innovation.
–Have fun dancing and signing with your class and Pete the Cat! Pete the Cat is back—and this time he’s rocking in his school shoes. Pete discovers the library, the lunchroom, the playground, and lots of other cool places at school. And no matter where he goes, Pete never stops moving and grooving and singing his song . . . because it’s all good.
Other Activities Included for Week 3:
- Things to do during literacy centers:
- Writing Time
- Draw details in your pictures
- Listen to a story and draw details from the story – be very detailed!
- Work on the “All About Me” book (included) – you can draw faces here too!
- Use shapes to help you draw pictures (a circle for a face, or a sun), etc. Talk about how you can use shapes to help you.
- Draw different ways a student feels by changing the expression on the student’s drawn face. (Use How I feel minibook included)
- Story Time: