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Bugs in My Hair! - David Shannon

 I would use this book up to 5th grade. After reading this book I would provide a visual activity for the students. I would spread glitter all over my hands and then ask my students to shake my hand then ask them to shake somebody elses hand and then ask them to sit down. I would tell everyone to look at their hands. I would ask them to raise your hands if they have glitter on them. (everyone would raise their hand) I would say did you see how fast those “germs” spread. Then, I would go into a lesson about washing hands and keeping your hands to yourself so germs don’t spread as fast. In the lower grade the class could also make a lice bug to show and have an anchor chart of ways to stop germs from spreading.


Pete the Cat: Cavecat Pete by Dean, James (2015) Paperback - James Dean

This book could be used in kindergarten and first grade. This book talks about dinosaurs. A teacher could use this book to talk about the different types of dinosaurs and how many there are. They students could make a chart comparing and contrasting the different kinds of dinosaurs that are talked about in then book.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig: A Pop-Up Storybook with a Twist in the Tale! - Eugene Trivizas, Helen Oxenbury

This book could be used in a 1-3rd grade classroom. The students could make a venn diagram and compare and contrast it to another book, like the true story of the three little pigs. This is a great activity to start off with for a compare and contrast activity. Students will enjoy it. The teacher and students could also make an anchor chart to display on the wall.


Duck Rabbit!

Duck! Rabbit! - Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Tom Lichtenheld

This is a great book for a brain break. This book can show your students how everyone can be different and creative in their own way. This book could be used kindergarten through 5 th grade. For follow up on this book I would hand a sheet of paper to each student. They will all have the same shape on their paper. I would then tell them to draw a picture using that shape. After they finish I will ask some of  them to share and explain their drawing and relate it back to how we all have a sense of creativity and we should embrace it. This gives students a chance to express themselves and have a little brain break. 

Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear?

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Polar Bear, Polar Bear, What Do You Hear? - Bill Martin Jr., Eric Carle

This book is very colorful. I would use this book with kindergarten.  It has great pictures which children love. In the classroom you can use this as an listening activity where they can repeat what you say. You can also use this for math and the sequence of events.