Do you read to your class? I have several books that are all time favorites and I am adding to my list this next year!
I usually begin the year out reading A Wrinkle in Time. I love the book and my students love listening to the various voices of my characters! I have Mrs. Which and Mrs. Whatsit down to a particular voice I use every year. Even Meg has the same voice. (smile)
This year I am adding on Wonder by R.J. Palacio. It's the story of a boy named August who was born with facial defects that prevented him from going to school until 5th grade. The journey is told through the perspective of many different people - August, people at the school, and even his sister. It's a great way to teach about kindness, empathy, compassion, and acceptance.
It will make a lot of great conversations during our morning meetings! Watch this trailer to learn a bit more about the book:
Finally, here are a few resources just for teachers. CLICK HERE.