Wow! The school year is winding down. Does your school let out in May or do you have to go into June? If you’re like me, you’re thinking “Woah, where did this school year go?” Can you believe that I’m writing my May read aloud recommendations already? This year flew by!
I can honestly say I look forward to writing this blog post every month. I enjoy sharing the books that I use in the classroom and hopefully this blog series has been giving you some inspiration for your classroom library.
This month, I am hoping to fill your bookshelves with books about Cinco de Mayo, Mother's Day, Teacher Appreciation and a few things in between.
I'm sure you've read this book before, but it's perfect for a Mother's Day celebration. Maybe you have the moms come in for muffins and tea. Wouldn't this be a sweet story for your students to share and read aloud themselves?! I might have to incorporate that in my classroom this year!
I can't get through this story without a tear in my eye. This is a beautiful story to share with your students to get them thinking about their mom and how important she is. There is an incredible meaning behind this story, and you can read about that more at Robert Munsch's website.
Do you celebrate Cinco de Mayo in your classroom? It's important to introduce your students to cultures and celebrations that are different from their own. Readers will find this cute story sprinkled with some Spanish words as a young mouse follows his nose down the street to a Cinco de Mayo festival.
The Little Critter books are always a hit in my classroom. In this book, Little Critter loves his teacher Miss Kitty. He looks for the perfect gift to show her how much he cares. This story would make for a fabulous teacher to show how much you appreciate all the hard work they do each day for students.
Eric Carle books are absolutely spectacular. You can use this book for the life cycle of flower and illustrate for students how a tiny seed travels and starts the entire life of a flower. The illustrations are beautiful and the words are captivating.
I love all of the “Bear” books and the illustrations in the books. They all have a theme or message, but with the same woodland characters. My students are always on the edge of their seats when I pull out a new Bear book because they're dying to see what “the gang” is up too. In this story, Bear has just woken up from his winter slumber and is starving. His friends help him find more food to satisfy his hunger.