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Old 07-31-2011, 07:56 AM
 
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I am looking for suggestions for an inspirational read aloud to share with my staff the first day back. The past two years I have used Have You Filled a Bucket Today and One. I am looking for a new one this year and since leaving the classroom I don't spend as much time buying picture books so I need you help. Thanks again...my staff really appreciates all you great PTers and your ideas!


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Old 07-31-2011, 08:01 AM
 
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Some that come to mind:

A Story for Bear
Mrs. Spitzer's Garden
Thank You, Mr. Falker
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The Dot
Old 07-31-2011, 08:11 AM
 
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by Peter H. Reynolds
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Maybe this?
Old 07-31-2011, 08:14 AM
 
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Through the Cracks by Carolyn Sollman Barbara Emmons Judith Paolini

It's a picture book that can definitely be for adults about the reason for differentiating instruction. I thought it was great!
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Old 07-31-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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What Mom suggested- it was the first book that popped into my mind on reading your post. It is not new, but has a great message!


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Of Thee I Sing
Old 07-31-2011, 08:42 AM
 
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Picture book written by Barack Obama for his daughters. What a beautiful and inspirational book!
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:33 AM
 
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A Flake Like Mike is about how each snowflake is unique, and so are our students and our teaching. Our principal shared this with us a couple years ago and our year was based around this theme.
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Old 07-31-2011, 10:47 AM
 
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I read Mr. Peabody's Apples. It is written by Madonna. It is a WONDERFUL story about not being able to take back things that you say. Perfect for discussions on being nice to others.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:03 PM
 
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If you can find a copy of Miss Tizzy by Libba Moore Gray, it will be a great way to start the year. It is best for primary. Miss Tizzy does nice things for the neighborhood children and when she is ill, they do nice things for her.
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Old 07-31-2011, 12:05 PM
 
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I read this book aloud the first day of school with my students each year. It's written by Jon Muth, based on a short story by Leo Tolstoy.
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Old 07-31-2011, 01:03 PM
 
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quite a few of the books mentioned above. The Dot, Mr. Peabody's Apples, and The Three Questions. Another book you may want to look at is, I love You the Purplest. It's about a mom and her two boys. They are always competing. The way she answers their questions is the way we should answer students. Its a far stretch, but one worth looking at.
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Great simple book
Old 07-31-2011, 06:59 PM
 
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All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon

Following a circle of family and friends through the course of a day from morning till night, this book affirms the importance of all things great and small in our world, from the tiniest shell on the beach, to warm family connections, to the widest sunset sky.

2009 Parents' Choice Gold Award winner

I think this book is good for the start of the year for us all to remember each teacher, each student, and each situation holds value and we should try to embrace it whenever we can!
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