Monday, August 27, 2012

Some of My Favorite Back to School Books!

Happy Monday Friends!,

Does this back to school exhaustion ever end? I have to keep reminding myself that these sweet firsties I have are still technically kindergarteners at heart. :) They are oh so sweet & full of energy! 

Today I'm linking up with Blog Hoppin' to share my favorite back to school books and a giveaway!

If you link up your favorite books, you can win $50 from the Clever School Teacher. Here's what you need to do:
1. Link up your favorite back to school books with Blog Hoppin'. 

2. Link up your blog post, not just URL

3. Display the graphic above in your post.

Sharing back to school books is one of my favorite things about back to school time. I love that I can pull these favorites off of my bookshelf to share with my students.
1. The Kissing Hand
I love the sweetness of "The Kissing Hand". It is such a heartwarming story about the emotions of going to school.
2. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Even though all of my students have heard "Chicka Chicka Boom Boom" by the time they reach me in 1st grade, my students love to hear it again. We do a lot of our letters & sounds review through this book.
3. Chrysanthemum
Any book by Kevin Henkes is awesome in my book. I love to use this book to remind my students that we are all unique in our own way and the importance of accepting each other for who we are.
4. Officer Buckle and Gloria
This is my absolute favorite book for going over school rules and safety. My students absolutely loved this book when I read it last week!! :)

5. How I Became a Pirate
You may be thinking, what does this have to do with back to school time? If you know me, you know I love pirates & that's what my classroom is all about!! I like to share this book with my students as an extra goody for back to school time to get them excited about our pirate themed classroom.

Link up with Blog Hoppin' and share your favorite back to school reads!

Have a great evening!!,


  1. Great list of books! My kiddos always love "How I Became a Pirate" too! Have you ever read the companion book "Pirates Don't Change Diapers?" So so funny! And my kids LOVE chorally reading the pirates responses in pirate voices!

    First Grade in Foxwell Forest

  2. Love your book suggestions... Love David Shannon illustrations!!!

    Did you link the books to the Clever School Teacher site?

  3. ahh i know ill be exhauted when school starts too...youll get used to the hours..soon...i hope =) the pirate book looks fun =)