My students need fun and exciting books by Mo Willems and the Pete the Cat series that they can use and read on a daily basis.
The students I work with are primarily from lower income, single parent families. They often have to deal with some heavy life experiences. As such, the social and emotional needs of my students is high. My students may be 4-5 years old, but the language they use and choice of hobbies are often closer to that of a teenager. These children are trained well in the ways of their neighborhood. A prevailing thought in this community is that school is an unpleasant thing, and teachers are thought of to be controlling and mean. These issues manifest themselves in numerous ways with my students.
My main goals working with this population is to help enable students to deal with the social and emotional aspects of their world, and to help each child foster a love of learning.
That love will come from being exposed to experiences and materials that are interesting to the child.
My students need fun and exciting books by Mo Willems and the Pete the Cat series that they can use and read on a daily basis. The purpose of these books are two fold. First and foremost, the books will be used to create a literacy rich environment for students. The books will be added to our classroom library where students will have access to them throughout the day. The second purpose of the books is to allow us to do an author study where we dive deeper into an author's work, exploring the common themes, settings, moral dilemmas, etc.
By giving students access to age appropriate books, we help develop early literacy skills while creating learners who value and have an interest in books.
It is my hope as a teacher that by promoting reading through fun and interesting books, students will develop a love of reading and storytelling. The love of books is beneficial throughout one's entire life, and there is no better time to foster that love then when they are young.
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|Silly Sally (Big Book) • Amazon Business||$26.35||1||$26.35|
|Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs Big Book • Amazon Business||$24.99||1||$24.99|
|It Looked Like Spilt Milk Big Book • Amazon Business||$24.17||1||$24.17|
|Up, Down, and Around Big Book (Big Books) • Amazon Business||$18.98||1||$18.98|
|Anno's Counting Book Big Book • Amazon Business||$14.49||1||$14.49|
|Pete the Cat and His Magic Sunglasses • Amazon Business||$13.05||1||$13.05|
|A Busy Creature's Day Eating • Amazon Business||$12.75||1||$12.75|
|Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes • Amazon Business||$12.59||1||$12.59|
|Nanette's Baguette • Amazon Business||$12.36||1||$12.36|
|Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs: As Retold by Mo Willems • Amazon Business||$11.96||1||$11.96|
|Pete the Cat and the New Guy • Amazon Business||$10.95||1||$10.95|
|Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! • Amazon Business||$10.87||1||$10.87|
|Pete the Cat and the Cool Cat Boogie • Amazon Business||$10.77||1||$10.77|
|Don't Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late! • Amazon Business||$10.56||1||$10.56|
|Are You Ready to Play Outside? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|Pete the Cat: The Petes Go Marching • Amazon Business||$9.99||1||$9.99|
|The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! • Amazon Business||$9.68||1||$9.68|
|The Pigeon Wants a Puppy • Amazon Business||$9.51||1||$9.51|
|Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons • Amazon Business||$9.27||1||$9.27|
|Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm • Amazon Business||$9.16||1||$9.16|
|Waiting Is Not Easy! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$8.99||1||$8.99|
|Pete the Cat's Groovy Guide to Life • Amazon Business||$8.79||1||$8.79|
|We Are in a Book! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$7.79||1||$7.79|
|Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus • Amazon Business||$7.27||1||$7.27|
|Let's Go for a Drive! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$7.23||1||$7.23|
|Happy Pig Day! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$6.98||1||$6.98|
|My New Friend Is So Fun! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$6.96||1||$6.96|
|Time to Pee! • Amazon Business||$6.88||1||$6.88|
|Should I Share My Ice Cream? (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$6.69||1||$6.69|
|Pigs Make Me Sneeze! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$6.39||1||$6.39|
|My Friend is Sad (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$5.79||1||$5.79|
|The Thank You Book (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$5.79||1||$5.79|
|The Pigeon Loves Things That Go! • Amazon Business||$5.66||1||$5.66|
|There is a Bird on Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$5.64||1||$5.64|
|Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book) • Amazon Business||$5.57||1||$5.57|
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