BOOK OF THE MONTH

PS596X

BOOK OF THE MONTH

September 21, 2020

 

Dear PS 596X Families,

 

We are very happy to announce that 596x will be rolling out an extension to our literacy curriculum - a “book of the month” program. Our leadership team spent time over the summer planning this creative addition and we are very excited to start this work. Beginning in October, each class will feature a selected book. The book ties into our curriculum, as well as social and emotional theme of the month. Teachers will be meeting during common planning periods to unpack each book and design lessons, adaptations and resources to support the book’s topics. Our goal is to build on our students’ knowledge and understanding of topics through vocabulary, writing, experiments and discussions!

 

What is the book of the month?

 

During this year, we have selected various books that link to the curriculum we are using each and every day! Each month, we will plan, create and discover new ways to make our teaching fun and meaningful for our students. Our goal is to build their knowledge and understanding of topics through vocabulary, writing, experiments and discussions!

 

How can you help?

 

We would really love for the activities we complete at school, also be reinforced at home! For starters, tune into Principal John read the book of the month during a special pajama read aloud. You can find this on our website: www.p596x.org Below, you will find a sample set of information about a book, targeted vocabulary words and some fun activities you can do at home or in the community with your child! More info to come as we roll out each book, each month. 

Here’s the plan...

 

October/November book of the month for students in a Y (6:1:1 classes) cohort:

Book Title

Germs Are Not for Sharing

Author

Elizabeth Verdick

Targeted Vocabulary Words

germs, sharing, wash, soap, sick, not

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: Answer Wh questions about staying healthy and being safe

Suggested Activities

  • Read this book with your child/Watch the YouTube Video:

  • Practice washing hands

  • Identify the places you might find germs

 

October/November book of the month for students in a X (8:1:1 classes) cohort:

 

 

Book Title

Germs Are Not for Sharing

Author

Elizabeth Verdick

Targeted Vocabulary Words

germs, sharing, wash, soap, sick, not, spread

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: Answer Why and How questions about how germs spread

Suggested Activities

  • Read this book with your child/Watch the YouTube Video:

  • Discuss why it is important to wash hands

  • Discuss how germs spread

  • Have children practice washing their hands

 

October/November book of the month for students in a V (12:1:1 classes) cohort:

 

Book Title

Wash Your Hands

Author

Tony Ross

Targeted Vocabulary Words

germs, wash, dirty, ill, horrible

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: Answer Why and How questions about how germs spread

Suggested Activities

  • Read this book with your child/Watch the YouTube Video:

  • Discuss “why” it is important to wash your hands

  • Discuss “when” you should wash your hands

  • Have children practice washing their hands

Do You Need Help Adapting a Book?

We are here to Help!

Please watch the video to the right titled P596X Adapting Books: Helpful Strategies for Parents, Caregivers, and Staff for information on how to adapt a book of the month for your child.

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