Category Archives: Kindergarten

Election Day By Rebecca Rissman

This book is a great tool to teach young students about what election day is all about.  It is an informational text that guides students in understanding that the United States government is based on a democracy, the events that took place leading to the first election in our country, and some history and requirements of who is able to vote.    Through this book, students are able to make real life connections with what is read and what they will see happening on Election Day.…

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The 7 of habits Happy Kids by Sean Covey

This book The 7 Habits of Happy Kids by Sean Covey is great for learning the 7 habits in school. We have been reading about each habit and the stories keep getting better and they are very appropriate for Kindergartners. The book is very valuable for both adults and students. Each story gives specific examples that are relevant to becoming a better person. I feel like this book and stories reinforce the message of becoming a productive, responsible, emotionally balanced person. In the book there…

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Goldilocks and the Three Bears edited by Lesley Sims

Goldilocks and the Three Bears is a lively picture book retelling of the popular fairy tale. Goldilocks was always naughty from the first thing in the morning and all through the day and into the night. She never, ever did what she was told. When her mother asks her to go to the village for some bread and added “Go straight there.” Goldilocks soon wondered off into the forest. The story recounts the familiar story of Goldilocks entering the house of the Three Bears and…

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Armadillo Tattletale By Helen Ketteman

Armadillo Tattle is a great fiction book to read to young children of any age. It is about how many years ago Armadillo’s ears were very tall like rabbits are now. This Armadillo would get himself into trouble for hearing other animal’s conversations and stretching the truth. This story is awesome since it shows children that stretching the truth can hurt someone’s feeling. It is a very easy reader but also has great vocabulary to introduce to young children.  

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Trick or Treat, Smell my Feet by Diane DeGroat

Trick or Treat Smell my Feet by Diane DeGroat. It is a children’s book targeted for about ages 4-8. Gilbert has a little sister named Lola. Like most little brothers and sisters, they want to copy everything their older brother and sisters want to do. Lola wants to go to school like him, march in the Halloween parade, and even have the same costume. Gilbert doesn’t want Lola or anyone to have his same costume. He’s determined to have the most unique costume, and on…

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Simon and Molly plus Hester by Lisa Jahn-Clough

Simon and Molly plus Hester is a great book to read to school age children to teach them about friendship and solving disputes. This story begins by introducing two friends, Simon and Molly. Simon and Molly are best friends and do all sorts of fun things together. A new girl moves in and becomes their friend. Molly seems to love playing with Hester, the new girl, and it makes Simon feel jealous. He starts feeling that Molly likes Hester better than him. At the end…

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Today I Feel Silly by Jamie Lee Curtis

This book is a great way to introduce young kids to character development ,personal feelings and human interactions.  They learn that all feelings are normal, even the ‘bad’ ones.  Students will begin to make connections to themselves and recognize how situations bring out certain feelings.  The illustrations enhance the feelings and lead to great descriptions and a discussion of character development.

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Creepy Carrots by Aaron Reynolds

This is a great book! It is full of mystery,  and it is entertaining.  My students really enjoy when I read out loud  to them.  You can integrate it in other content areas such as math and science .  Jasper Rabbit loves carrots. He eats carrots all the time, but he never thought that creepy carrots would follow him. Therefore, he makes a plan… You need to read it if you want to know what happens!

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Grace For President by Kelly DiPucchio

This is a story about a little girl who questions her teacher why there has never been a woman president  in the  United States of America.  The little girl announces  to her class that she wants to  run for president.  The teacher thinks it’s a great idea  and along with another class mate she runs for president.  The boy she is running against is a very smart and very well known by the kids at school.  This makes Grace a little nervous but non the…

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Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

What a wonderful find! I can’t believe I had never read this book before. My students loved it, and so did I! The illustrations are so much fun, and the author’s words put great pictures in the readers’ minds. Gerald the giraffe inspires us to be ourselves and “dance to our own tune”. It is a great reminder of how each of us is special, no matter what our talent is. We need to celebrate and accept each individual’s uniqueness. If you want every child…

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