Monday, October 27, 2014

It's Monday! What Are You Reading?

Check out It's Monday! What Are You Reading? at Teach Mentor Texts and Unleashing Readers.

There are 22 terrific K-2 life science lessons in this book. These lessons pair up great picture books that you can use to teach life science. The activities will bring more depth to your science teaching and allow you to use more picture books in your teaching.

Twin mice Sydney and Simon love to learn. They are growing flowers for the upcoming flower show, but a stuck window is keeping them from watering the flowers in their apartment window box. What to do? Use the powers of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) to solve problems. Young readers will enjoy this early reader chapter book from Paul and Peter Reynolds.

Gaston is a bulldog in a family of toy poodles. Despite the differences, Gaston works hard to fit in with his family. He tries to drink water daintily and walk with the proper steps. One day, his family meets a family of bulldogs that also have a family member that is a little different. If you are looking for a book that celebrates diversity, this is a good one that has humor and heart.


  1. The Melissa Stewart-Perfect Pairs is one that I guess I must get in order to share with those colleagues I work with. Thanks also for Full Steam Ahead-sounds great. I reviewed Gaston today-very fun, & you're right-a good conversation starter for diversity!

  2. Full Steam Ahead looks charming. I love Gaston and can't wait to share it with children at my school. There are so many conversations begging to emerge from it.

  3. I really enjoy everything I've read by Melissa Stewart, but I hadn't heard of this one. Thank you for sharing!

    Happy reading this week! :)


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