"I'll just go to McKay's for one specific thing" and 89 books later..... Target and bookstores are without a doubt my weakness. Lucky for my students I picked up a few great books.
|The "One" book I came for - no pun intended.|
I LOVE this book. I love it so much it's our character education book of the month. Each month a "mystery reader" films themselves reading the book and the kids get to watch it and guess who it is. I think someone gave me away as the mystery reader this month. Check her out here:
So I picked up:
Here's the Amazon description: "Mutt Dog is brave and fast and gentle and loyal and smart, but he's also hungry, and he doesn't have a home. Then one day his luck changes, and he at last finds a family--and a cozy, loving place to belong."
How I plan on using: I love this book to talk about fitting in, finding a home, and caring for others.
"Just the message overscheduled families need in today's frantic world . . . delivered with humor and terrific artwork." — John de Graaf, national coordinator, Take Back Your Time
How I plan to use: to talk about scheduling, organization, work habits, and doing your personal best.
"New York Times bestselling author Melissa Gilbert makes her picture book debut with this fetching story about a shy little girl and her spunky dog, Josephine!" - Amazon.com
How I plan on using: to address shyness, friendship, loneliness, perseverance, and more
Check out this amazing description from Amazon:
"Martha has a new favorite word.And that word is MINE!
Martha has officially mastered apologizing. Unfortunately, she still has a lot to work on when it comes to sharing. And while she doesn't learn to love it, she does discover that having her toys to herself means having to play with them all by herself, too. Not so fun!
This hilarious follow-up to Martha doesn't say sorry! shows readers that sharing isn't all that bad when you take it one (small) toy at a time--like Martha does. It gets easier every day. Well, almost every day."
I bet you can guess what topic I will use this book for!
This is such a sweet story about a mother's dream for their child.
How I plan on using: I am going to let my teachers borrow for morning meeting and talk about their dream for their students.