Okay y’all. I know February is a short month, but seriously… where did this month go!? In the blink of an eye, March is tomorrow and I’m hoping spring is coming soon. Didn’t Punxsutawney Phil see his shadow this year?!? Meanwhile, I am scrambling to change my classroom calendar and gear up for a naughty leprechaun to come and visit us!
But before we do all that, I wanted to get my monthly blog post of read-aloud recommendations up for you! I’ve got some good ones for this month! Clicking on the link will take you directly to Amazon if you don’t have the book on hand. Please note, these links are affiliates which means I do get a *small* commission at no added cost to you!
St. Patrick’s Day and Dr. Seuss Month
Of course our classroom has started a tradition of building leprechaun traps in hopes that this will be the year that we will catch that quick little guy. I love reading this book to give my students inspiration on how to plan and create the “perfect trap!”
Here’s an adorable St. Patrick’s Day themed twist on a classic tale. This book is always perfect for revisiting skills such as sequencing and predicting and the patterns of the story make it easy for your hesitant readers to participate. My kids are always on the edge of their seats wondering what that old lady will swallow next.
A classic, of course! I love reading this book to my students and it sparks great conversations about why it is important take care of our earth. I love reading this book in March, celebrating Dr. Seuss Month, and then revisiting it next month for Earth Day!
I absolutely love for students to make predictions about whether spring will come in like a lion or a lamb. These books are a perfect introduction if you are doing something similar in your classroom.
This is a great fable about the power of gentleness! In this story, the sun and the wind compete to see who can remove a man’s coat.
This is a perfect book to explain the old saying “Will March come in like a lion or a lamb?” This story gets students talking about weather and the changing seasons. It’s a must have for March!
This is a perfect read aloud for students to reinforce that it’s okay to be different and the power of perseverance. This book features an endearing character, Rosie, and her dreams to build something wonderful. I love connecting this book to a STEM activity in the classroom!
A story about the greatest basketball player and a message about hard work and persistence? It’s a must for my library! Any young basketball enthusiast will love this book.