Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Favorite Valentine Books for Kids

A big list of favorite Valentine's Day books for kids! Book study companion activities to go with each book. Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #valentinesday #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookstudies #valentinesdaybooks #literacy #guidedreading
It's almost time to change the calendar to February...so let's talk favorite books for Valentine's Day!
Here is a list of six Valentine themed books that kids absolutely LOVE, and some fun resources and activities to go with each one!

A CRANKENSTEIN VALENTINE
This book is sure to make your students laugh! Crankenstein is a regular kid who turns into 'Crankenstein' because he hates all the lovey-dovey yuckiness associated with Valentine's Day...until he finds someone else who feels the same! It's written by Samantha Berger.
A Crankenstein Valentine book study companion activities. Perfect for a Valentine's Day theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #crankenstein #valentinesday #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #valentinesdaybooks #picturebookactivities #guidedreading
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LOVE, SPLAT
On Valentine's Day, Splat wants to give his crush, Kitten, a special card he made himself. Unfortunately another classmate, Spike, also wants to win her heart. A cute story by Rob Scotton.
Love, Splat book study companion activities. Perfect for a Valentine's Day theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #splatthecat #valentinesday #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #valentinesdaybooks #picturebookactivities #guidedreading
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THE DAY IT RAINED HEARTS
This is a very popular Valentine's Day book, written by Felicia Bond. In it Cornelia Augusta makes special Valentines for each of her friends, made from the unique hearts that unexpectedly rain down from the sky.
The Day It Rained Hearts book study companion activities. Perfect for Valentine's Day in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2. #valentinesday #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #kindergarten #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #valentinesdaybooks #picturebookactivities #guidedreading
Find the book study companion activities {here}

JUNIE B JONES AND THE MUSHY GUSHY VALENTINE
During her class Valentine Card exchange, Junie B. Jones receives a mushy gushy Valentine from a 'Secret Admirer'. Of course she needs to figure out who gave it to her! This fun story is by Barbara Park.
Junie B. Jones and the Mushy Gushy Valentine book study companion activities. Perfect for Valentine's Day in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2. #juniebjones #valentinesday #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading  #valentinesdaybooks #novelstudy #novelstudies #guidedreading
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FROGGY'S FIRST KISS
Froggy has a crush on the new girl in his class, Frogilina. Your class will enjoy their sweet, silly interactions and the surprise ending in this book by Jonathan London.
Froggy's FIrst Kiss book study companion literacy activities perfect for a Valentine's Day theme. Packed with fun ideas and hands on literacy activities. K-2 Common Core aligned. #froggy #bookstudy #bookstudies #kindergarten #literacy #1stgrade #valentinesday #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #froggy #valentinesdaybooks #guidedreading #picturebookactivities
 Find the book study companion activities {here}

NATE THE GREAT AND THE MUSHY VALENTINE
Nate has a Valentine's themed mystery to solve- who left the mushy valentine for his dog, Sludge?
Nate the Great and the Mushy Valentine book study companion activities. Perfect for Valentine's Day! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2. #natethegreat #valentinesday #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #valentinesdaybooks #novelstudy #novelstudies
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Saturday, January 06, 2018

Favorite Winter Books for Kids

Oh the weather outside is frightful...so let's talk favorite books for the winter season!
Here is a list of ten winter themed books that kids absolutely LOVE, and some fun resources and activities to go with each one!
A big list of favorite WInter books for kids! Book study companion activities to go with each book. Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2 #winter #kindergarten #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookstudies #winterbooks #literacy #guidedreading #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #picturebookactivities #kindergartenreading
THE MITTEN
A winter classic, The Mitten by Jan Brett is a book that all kids LOVE! This book is great for sequencing events, story retell, and of course a good laugh! You can find the companion activity pack {here}.
The Mitten book study companion literacy activities for Kindergarten based on the book by Jan Brett. Packed with fun ideas and literacy activities in a winter theme. Common Core aligned. #themitten #janbrett #bookstudy #bookstudies #winteractivities #kindergarten #literacy #winterbooks #kindergartenreading #1stgradereading #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #guidedreading #picturebookactivities

FROGGY GETS DRESSED
Kids just love Froggy, and this is one of their favorites! Froggy wakes up in winter (a great springboard for discussion on hibernation) and decides to go out to play...but it doesn't really word out so well for him. You can find the companion activity pack {here}. 
Froggy Gets Dressed book study companion literacy activities perfect for a winter theme. Packed with fun ideas and hands on literacy activities. K-2 Common Core aligned. #froggy #bookstudy #bookstudies #winteractivities #kindergarten #literacy #1stgrade #winter #winterbooks #kindergartenreading #1stgradereading #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #guidedreading #picturebookactivities

THE MITTEN TREE
This book is fun because it is a mystery...who knits the mittens and leaves them on the tree?! It's also a sweet story about giving to those in need. You can find the companion activity pack {here}. 
The Mitten Tree book study companion activities. Perfect for a winter theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2. #themittentree #mittens #mittentree #winter #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #kindergarten #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #picturebookactivities #winterbooks

THE JACKET I WEAR IN THE SNOW
The character in this story has a very difficult time getting dressed to play outside in the snow. From bunchy, itchy clothes to a zipper that gets stuck, I think we all know this child. A wonderful book for story retell and sequencing the order of the clothing, as well as receiving help when we need it. You can find the companion activity pack {here}.
The Jacket I Wear in the Snow book study companion literacy activities perfect for a winter theme. Packed with fun ideas and hands on literacy activities. PreK-1st Common Core aligned. #thejacketiwearinthesnow #bookstudy #bookstudies #winteractivities #kindergarten #literacy #1stgrade #winter #winterbooks #kindergartenreading #1stgradereading #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #guidedreading #picturebookactivities

SNEEZY THE SNOWMAN
Kids love Sneezy because he keeps doing things that make him melt! It's a good thing he has friends to help rescue him from his poor choices. You can find the companion activity pack {here}.
Sneezy the Snowman book study companion activities. Perfect for a winter theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2. #sneezythesnowman #snowman #snowmen #winter #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #kindergarten #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #picturebookactivities #winterbooks

SNOWMEN AT NIGHT
What do snowmen do at night? Your kids will LOVE to make predictions and guess! You can find the companion activity pack {here}.
Snowmen at Night book study companion activities. Perfect for a winter theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2. #snowmenatnight #snowmen #snowman #winter #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #kindergarten #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #picturebookactivities #winterbooks

TACKY THE PENGUIN
Poor Tacky the Penguin is an awkward fellow. But when he needs to, he becomes a real hero! You can find the companion activity pack {here}. 
Tacky the Penguin book study companion activities. Perfect for a winter theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2. #tackythepenguin #winter #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #kindergarten #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #kindergartenreading #picturebookactivities #winterbooks

THE SNOW GLOBE FAMILY
Ever imagine what it would be like to live in a snow globe? Find out what this snow globe family likes to do in the FREE pack listed {here}
FREE Snow Globe Family book study companion activities. Great for a Christmas or winter theme! Fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. K-1 Common Core aligned. #snowglobefamily #freebies #winter #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #winterbooks #kindergartenreading #1stgradereading #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #picturebookactivities

OWL MOON
Your class will love joining the characters in this book as they go owling on a cold winter's night. You can find the companion activity pack {here}.
Owl Moon book study companion activities. Perfect for a winter theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. Grades 1-2. #owlmoon #winter #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #2ndgradereading #winterbooks #picturebookactivities

FIVE LITTLE PENGUINS SLIPPING ON THE ICE
What happens when five little penguins go out slipping on the ice? And what does the doctor tell mama when the penguins get hurt? You can find the companion activity pack {here}.
Five Little Penguins Slipping on the Ice book study companion activities to go with the book by Steve Metzger. Perfect for a winter theme in the classroom! Packed with fun ideas and guided reading literacy activities. Common Core aligned. K-2. #winter #penguins #bookstudy #bookstudies #literacy #guidedreading #1stgrade #2ndgrade #kindergarten #bookcompanion #bookcompanions #1stgradereading #kindergartenreading #winterbooks #picturebookactivities

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