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 words & activities we complete at school, also be done at home! For starters, tune into our Principal, John Siracuse, read the book of the month during a special pajama read aloud. You can find this on our website:

Below, you will find all of the information about the book, targeted vocabulary words and some fun activities you can do at home or in the community with your child!





Book of the Month (Y Classes)

Book Title

If You Decide to Go to the Moon



Faith McNulty

Targeted Vocabulary Words

Moon, Sun, Up, Down, Hot, Cold, Sink, Float


Students will be able to use the Fitzgerald key to describe properties of the moon using the targeted vocabulary words.

Questions to Ask During Reading

Where is the moon? How do you get to the moon? What do you think the moon feels like? Who is in the story? Where is the spaceship going?

Suggested Activities

  • Visit the local library, read this book with your child

  • Look at the MOON and night, and the SUN during the day

  • Practice walking UP and DOWN stairs

  • Conduct a FLOAT / SINK experiment with bath toys

Book of the Month (X/V Classes)

Book Title

My Many Colored Days                                                                                     



Dr. Seuss

Targeted Vocabulary Words

feel/feelings, different, good, busy, quiet, sad, loud, mad, happy


Students will be able to answer “Wh” questions to identify and label different feelings in themselves and others while using the targeted vocabulary words

Questions to Ask During Reading

What are feelings?, Name two feelings, When you feel happy, what are two things you do?, When you feel sad, how might your feelings be different than your friend’s feelings?, Why do you think they used different colors to describe feelings in the book?

Suggested Activities

  • Visit the local library and read this book with your child

  • Ask your child questions about the book

  • Identify feelings in themselves and others

Monthly PS596X

As part of our book of the month program, you are invited to join us for an engaging learning experience with your child.  The teachers have been hard at work unpacking and adapting each book so that it meets the need of all our learners. The first monthly read aloud will take place on Monday, November 19th!

We would to share some of these strategies with you, so that you can assist your child at home in reading each book.  


We look forward to seeing you!

Place: Each unit will have their own read-aloud!

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