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Looking for some books to help prepare kids for starting a new school year? Starting a new school year is a big transition for the whole family. We have new schedules to adjust to and lots of preparations to do at home to get ready. One way to ease this transition is with reading books all about school. Reading a variety of books on the subject with your child can help them relate to various situations they might encounter and also help to spark conversations about their thoughts on a new school year. There is a nice variety for different ages and different topics your child might be interested in!
And, at the end of some particularly exhausting days, I carefully strategized and calculated my next moves to elicit real change. So, read aloud we did! Not only did this become my motto when we were choosing colors of construction paper and ran out of pink oh no! Anybody else have a lot of little interrupters in their class? This relatable tale might just help your class keep their volcanos in check. David Goes to School by David Shannon.
Child development experts generally concur that routines and rules are beneficial for children. Rules help children feel safe. Add to Bag. Ian loves rules and Jenny abhors them. You Must Bring a Hat! When they arrives at the party, he finds there are additional rules for entry involving things like monocles, tutus, and a suitcase full of cheese. This story raises the questions: How do you respond when a rule seems utterly ridiculous?
10 Back-to-School Read-Alouds to Teach Classroom Rules and Expectations
Classroom rules work best when students understand why rules exist and how rules will help them, as individuals and as a group. Here are some suggestions:. Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller. You could use this book to start a conversation about how children would like others in the class to treat them. You could use the book to launch a discussion about how the rules the class in the book developed did not really help them learn and enjoy school as the pictures show! Then encourage your class to think about what some more positive and helpful rules would be. Officer Buckle and Gloria by Peggy Rathmann.
We all know that the first weeks of school with our students can truly set the stage for the entire year. Here are some of our favorite back-to-school books, including a few just-released titles from favorite authors. Just a heads up, WeAreTeachers may collect a share of sales from the links on this page. We only recommend items our team loves! This silly picture book addresses many of the fears and anxieties that little ones feel as they get ready to go to school for the first time.
There is a big basket of books on my teacher shelf labeled Back-to-School. These books are special because they teach lessons, or have meaningful lines in them that students remember. This week I wanted to share a few of these titles along with extension activities we do in my class that help establish a safe and respectful classroom environment. This story uses humor to get students to relax and acknowledge their fears about the first day of school. Students can relate to the tale of a boy who imagines worst-case classroom scenarios after he discovers his teacher is Mrs. Read this book with your class and discuss what perceptions they may have had coming to school, stories they had heard about their new teacher you! Scholastic offers a discussion guide to use with your class if you would like to do extension activities.