July Linky-- New Beginnings


I think one of the the best things about being a teacher is that every year is a new beginning; new students, new goals, new supplies. It's a fresh start for everything.



One of the best ways to connect with your students as you establish routines and procedures is through read aloud books. These are three I used every year:

When Lightning Comes in a Jar- This book is all about a summer family reunion and is the perfect way to lead into sharing summer adventures.

This activity includes book discussions, a graphic organizer and a craftivity. 
Link to Activity:  When Lightning Comes in a Jar






The Great Triple Creek Dam Affair- This book is perfect to read aloud when you're discussing your library procedures and book care.  It's about the consequences felt by a town when they love their tvs more than than books.

The free download activity has discussion questions and a mini-book about books.






Because of Winn Dixie- This is my all time favorite read aloud.  It's a wonderful story about making friends and accepting everyone, even though they are not just like us.


This free sample download has discussion questions for 8 chapters as well as the life lesson cards for those chapters.  You also get the activity for Our Tree of Goals.
Link to Free Sample:  Begin the Year with Winn Dixie

I hope you continue to have a fabulous summer and a terrific new begging in your classroom!


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