Miss Tucker's Bookshelf

Worried

Wemberly Worried - Kevin Henkes

In the text, Wemberly Worried about everything. She was always worried she would never fit in and people would make fun of her. At the end of the story Wemberly is introduced to a friend named Jewel. Jewel had a similar stuffed animal that made Wemberly feel accepted. In my classroom I would implement this in my classroom with bullying. I would teach a lesson about how everyone is different and special in their own way. This would hopefully help my class as a whole feel closer and more accepting of others.

 

Intended Audience/Grade Level: Any Elementary grade could benefit from this book. I would use it in my third grade classroom because I feel that it is around that time bullying honestly starts to take place and happen.

Days of the Week

Cookie's Week - Cindy Ward, Tomie dePaola

In the story Cookie's week, everything is going wrong and he is getting very discouraged. Cookie has something go wrong each day of the week. In my classroom I could introduce this in two ways. One being learning the days of the week with my Kindergarten students. This is a way we could go over them. Hearing this book being read could also help them to remember them. Second we could learn about how in your life there can always be a time where things will not go your way. I would tell my students that it is important to stay positive and things will always get better.

 

Intended Audience/Grade Level: Kindergarten

Trains

Freight Train - Donald Crews, Donald Crews

Freight Train would be used in my future classroom by introducing/reviewing colors. This way the students can have a visual of what each color is. As a class we could also talk about how a train works and the different parts of a train (ex: caboose, engine, etc). In the book it also talks about trestles, cities, and tunnels which is where the train travels. In my classroom I would have students write or draw a picture in their journal about traveling on a train. If they could travel anywhere they wanted to on a train, where would they go?

 

Intended Audience/Grade Level: Kindergarten/First Grade

 

 

Show and Share

Biscuit's Show and Share Day - Alyssa Satin Capucilli, Mary O'Keefe Young, Pat Schories

In my future classroom I would share this book with the class by introducing the "All about me" week. I would relate Biscuit's owner to my students and talk about how they will be bringing something special from home with them to present to the class. This will engage the students to really put thought behind what they would bring to share.

 

Intended Audience/Grade Level: Kindergarten