10 Great Choices for the first week of school…
that aren’t about school!
How many of us have fallen into the trap of reading a book on the first day or week of school just because it is about...wait for it...school? Just me? I don’t think so. While there are many great back to school books out there, and I may read a few, the first books that we choose to read to our learners will set the tone for the whole year. So, how do you want to use those precious moments? By honoring tradition or by using them to build community, set the tone for the year and inspire the children who have been gifted to you? What do you want to inspire your learners to do during that first week? Have a wonderful first week filled with great books! Here are 10 Picture Books for the 1st week of school that aren’t about school:
Want to inspire perseverance? Read Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
Want to inspire problem-solving and friendship? -Read Ladybug Girl and Bumblebee Boy by Jackie Davis
Want to inspire flexibility? Read Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds
Want to inspire fearless learning? Read Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg
Want to inspire empathy? Read Lola and Tattletale Zeke by Marcia Goldman
Want to inspire self-awareness? Read Feelings by Todd Parr
Want to inspire joy? Read The Happiest Book Ever by Bob Shea
Want to inspire innovative thinking? Read The Most Magnificent Thing by Ashley Spires
Want to inspire kindness? Read A Big Guy Took My Ball by Mo Willems
Want to inspire possibilities? Read Beautiful Hands by Kathryn Otoshi and Bret Baumgarten
Make the first week count through the power of thoughtful book choices!!