Monday, July 16, 2012

Linky Party


As we were blogging today, we came across Linsdey's (The Teacher Wife) linky party. We thought we would link up to share our 5 favorite picture books as well! We did our best to stay away from some of the well-known favorites and decided to share some books that will hopefully be new to you!

1. King Bidgood's in the Bathtub- We use this book as a model story for teaching kids how to write surprise endings. This is a cute story that follows a similar pattern throughout the whole book and the illustrations are amazing. Yet, as we get to the last two pages there is a surprising twist that gets the kiddos laughing every time! (Actually, it is probably the illustration that correlates with the story event, but nonetheless we love reading this to our kids!)


2. 50 Below Zero- The students last year COULD NOT get enough of this book! (Or any Robert Munsch book for that matter). They asked for this to be read over and over. The best part? We found this book as a read-aloud on TumbleBooks. It was great practice for their fluency and just wait for the first time you hear all of your kids making snoring noises or saying "what's that- what's that- what's that-" as fast as they can.

3. T'was the Night Before Thanksgiving- This one is perfect for the day before Thanksgiving break. It  rhymes so you can read it with the sayme rythm that you would read T'was the Night Before Christmas. It provides a good compare/contrast activity between those two books as well.

4. The Spider and the Fly- This is an awesome book to read during the month of October. The pictures in this book have the kiddos mesmerized! We did a lot of character, setting, and plot review with this one. One of our kiddos this year even used it for a book report....they love it!

5. Penelope and the Humongous Burp- What the kiddos don't realize, is that while they are laughing at the mishaps that happen from Penelope's burps, they will learn a thing or two about manners by the end of the story. It is a good book for the beginning of the year when we are stressing the importance of manners in the classroom. This one is also found on TumbleBooks.

You are not going to want to miss this linky party. There are so many good recommendations from fellow bloggers, you will definately need to check them out!


Susan Moran said...

Just found your blog through the linky! Penelope and the humungous burp sounds like just the book I need in my class!

T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

Thanks for linking up! I love Halloween books, so I def. need to check out The Spider and the Fly!! :)

TammySF. said...

I might have to check out the "Burp" book..LOL. I'm your newest follower! I've linked up too!

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The Groovy Teacher said...

I love the books on your list. I have to have The Spider and the Fly. I am your newest follower:)

twilliams said...

Love the Spider and the Fly! I found you on the linky and am now a follower!

2nd Grade Pig Pen

Mrs. Lundquist said...

I love 50 below zero! I Have To Go is on tumble books also. It is hilarious! :)

Rikki said...

I also need to check out the Burp book.
The Hive

Nicole Lanier said...

Penelope is on Tumble Books and my kids laugh so hard whenever I show it to them!

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Rebecca said...

I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great list! I need to check out Penelope! Come by when you get a chance.

Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,

Shawna said...

What a fun list. I am thinking I would like Penelope and the Humongous Burp, I will have to check it out! I am now your 49th follower :) (I wish I could have cracked 50 for you)
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Lisa R. said...

I just found your blog through the linky party & I'm a new follower!! Oh my gosh...I love Twas The Night Before Thanksgiving. I read it to my class every Thanksgiving & they crack up every time. Great book choices!
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Miss Trayers said...

50 Below is on Tumblebooks too-my kids would listen to it incessantly -"what's that?what's that? what's that?" It made me crraaaazzzzyyyy! :)


Mrs. Cypher said...

I LOOOOOOOVE Robert Munsch. Several of his books are on Tumblebooks, which I love just about as much. It enables my team of teachers to be able to read the same books for the same lessons. :) That makes it easy on me since we collaborative plan, and I'm always trying to find books that we have multiple copies of or are on Tumblebooks. :)

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Crystal said...

I love the If You Give a...series all books by Laura Numeroff!!! I am your newest follower!
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Brigid said...

I love your book choices! I am your newest follower and would love for you both to follow me too! Thanks for sharing!
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AthenaPhoenix said...

Love your list! How fun that you teach and blog together! I'm your newest follower!

Strive to Sparkle

Courtney Long said...

Tumblebooks is so wonderful! I use it quite often in my classroom. It's usually how I wrap up the day before dismissal.

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Tracy Tegeler said...

I just found your blog through the linky party and I am so glad I did!
Drop by anytime :)

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grella monsters said...

WOW! What a great blog. I just started follwoing you guys. You have some really awesome ideas! I am a new blogger and would love for you to check out my blog!

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