MY FIRST LINKY PARTY! SOOOOO EXCITED!
click here if I didn't link up correctly!I was just browsing when I stumbled upon First Grade and Fabulous and her love of reading children's books and I swear I was looking in a mirror! In fact, my husband and I just went into Barnes and Nobles today and where did I head immediately...THAT'S RIGHT, the CHILDREN'S section! :) It's so warm and welcoming there just like we all want our classroom library to be!
ANYHOW, I am sharing the book, "Oh, the Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss
There are so very many wonderful activities to do with this book! I like to read it at the beginning of the year and get the children excited about the prospects of a new school year! We usually have a discussion about GOALS and ask the children to set two goals for themselves: one to accomplish before Christmas (short term) and one to accomplish by the end of the school year (long term). Usually this consists of something to do with the HONOR ROLL since second grade (which is what grade I last taught) is when they can start receiving this recognition in our schools. The next time I do this activity I'm going to have children record their goal in their data notebook so they have a constant reminder.
Hope you enjoy using this book at the beginning of YOUR school year! Happy Reading! :)