Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back to School Week! Day 1

It's August! And that means the back to school countdown is most likely on... whether your children head back before Labor Day or shortly after, it's really right around the corner... I have just 22 days of freedom left... anxious about starting the new school year, yet dreading what that means - the end of long summer days (or nights) as the case may be! I have several new back-to-school titles up for review, and decided to get them out there, hoping that you'll find the perfect one to share with your back-to-schooler!

Prelutsky, Jack.
There's No Place Like School: Classroom Poems.
June 2010.
Review copy provided courtesy of publisher.

From suspsicious hot lunches (yuck!), to pop quizzes (oh, no!), to recess and best friends (hooray!), everything you love - and love to hate - about school is front and center in this collection of eighteen poems by thirteen celebrated poets. One thing's for certain: there's no place like school!
Children will love all that these poems have to offer - the humor and imagination are lively and flowing - perfect to lighten the somber back-to-school minds that overtake as the end of summer draws near. This is a perfect choice to embrace the start of a new school year!

Learning/Reading Activity:
  • Take the opportunity at breakfast for the last 18 days of summer vacation to share one of these poems. Download the discussion sheet, found here, to open each day with a discussion related to each poem!

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style='clear: both;' Brimful Curiosities said...

Seems there are so many new back to school picture books this year...looking forward to reading your posts. Our favorite so far: Is Your Buffalo Ready for Kindergarten?