BOOK OF THE MONTH

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PS596X

BOOK OF THE MONTH

May 1, 2022

Dear PS 596X Families,

 

What is the book of the month?

We have selected various books that link to the ReThink social/emotional curriculum. Teachers and Coaches will be meet 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 in to Principal John read the book of the month during a special pajama read aloud. You can find this on our website: www.p596x.org. On the website you will also find the new ReThink/BOM parent lesson guide where you can log in to view the lessons that your children are learning about in school.  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. 

Here’s the plan...

 

May/June Book of the Month for all Students

Book Title

The Dot

Author

Peter H. Reynolds

Students in a Y (6:1:1 classes) Cohort

Targeted Vocabulary Words:

artist, draw, painted, paper, strong, empty

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: Students will develop growth mindset and efficacy by identifying things that they can do that they couldn't do before, and by viewing mistakes as a part of learning.

Suggested Activities

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALlWlWBUrUA

  • Have your child practice something they find difficult to do.

Students in an X (8:1:1 classes) and V (12:1:1 classes) cohort

Targeted Vocabulary Words

painting, surprised, sign, artist, discovered, squiggle

Objective

Key Ideas & Details: Students will develop growth mindset and efficacy by identifying things that they can do that they couldn't do before, and by viewing mistakes as a part of learning.

Suggested Activities

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALlWlWBUrUA

  • Have your child identify something that they can do now that they could not do before.  Why/how are they able to do it now?

  • Discuss with your child any mistakes they made while learning something new.  How did they feel when they could finally do it?

We look forward to this creative opportunity!

 

Very truly yours,     

 

 

John Siracuse

Principal

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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.

P596X Adapting Books: Helpful Strategies for Parents, Caregivers, and Staff

P596X Adapting Books: Helpful Strategies for Parents, Caregivers, and Staff

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