Thursday, October 6, 2011

October Books

In October we are focusing on colors and shapes! The shapes we are specifically targeting are: circle, square, rectangle, triangle, oval, octagon, heart, diamond and star. Some of our favorite books about shapes are:

-My Heart is Like a Zoo
            by Michael Hall

-Shapes that Roll
            by Karen Nagel

And we are also learning about fall, so we are reading lots of books about leaves and seasons, but also about Halloween! These are some of our favorite Halloween books:

-Five Pesky Pumpkins
            by Vaughn/Garofoli

-The Legend of Spookley the Square Pumpkin
            by Joe Troiano

-Go Away Big Green Monster!
            by Ed Emberley

-Midnight Fright
            by Kathryn Heling & Deborah Hembrook

-There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat!
            by Lucille Colandro

-T. Rex Trick or Treats
            by Lois G. Grambling

The students are really enjoying singing songs, reading stories and doing projects around our seasonal and thematic units. It’s been great to see their social awareness increase as we talk about shapes we see in our world, as well as different Halloween festivities.

Thanks for reading!
Miss Ashlee