BOOK OF THE MONTH

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BOOK OF THE MONTH

April 1, 2021

 

Dear PS 596X Families,

 

We are very happy to announce that 596x has rolled 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 has featured 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?

 

We have selected various books that link to the ReThink social/emotional curriculum. 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!

 

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...

 

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

Book Title

The Little Red Hen

Author

Paul Caldone

Targeted Vocabulary Words

I, housework, not, snooze, strolled

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: Answer “Wh” questions about the book and demonstrate understanding of fairness

Suggested Activities

  • Read this book with your child/watch the YouTube Video

  • Have child practice being fair to family and friends by

       helping and working together.

April/May book of the month for students in a K-2 X or V (8:1:1 or 12:1:1 classes) cohort:

 

 

Book Title

Give Me Half

Author

Stuart J. Murphy

Targeted Vocabulary Words

fair, half, less, more, share, whole

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: To identify how they feel when something is fair or unfair.

Suggested Activities

  • Read this book with your child/Watch the YouTube Video (below).

  • Have students identify what they would do if they felt something was unfair

  • Have your child act out different feelings/emotions

 

 
 
 

April/May book of the month for students in a 3 - 5 X or V (8:1:1 or 12:1:1 classes) cohort:

 

 

Book Title

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Author

Giles Andreae

Targeted Vocabulary Words

prance, munching, splendid, crooked, swaying, slim

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: Answer Why and How questions about the book.

Students will understand the importance of being fair and accepting their own differences, as well as the differences of others.

Suggested Activities

  • Read this book with your child/Watch the YouTube Video (below).

  • Discuss with your child why he/she may be or the same as their friends

  • Have students identify the things that make them unique

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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