Friday, August 10, 2012

It's here, It's here! Toaday is the #PB10for10 event hosted by Cathy at Reflect and Refine and Mandy at Enjoy and Embrace. I love this event not only because I love the challenge of attempting to pick out 10 picture books, but also learning about all the books that others share! This event could not have better timing, just time to get my book tubs set up and ready to be devoured by young readers! A HUGE thank you to all of you who are participating and Cathy and Mandy for hosting!

This year I decided to share a few of my favorite song books. Each year I begin the year with books the kids are familiar with and can read with ease, song books fit perfectly here. I place these books in baskets on the tables so kids read when they come into the room and throughout the day. Kids love the rhythm and rhyme in song books and begin to build fluency naturally. I also read these books in shared reading, the kids love to "sing" or read along! Reading together helps readers who maybe a bit unsure to join right in and then read with more confidence at their tables.

I am always on the look out for good song books. If you have a title you'd like to add please leave me a comment!


Cathy said...

I always wonder how I can be right across the hall and am still surprised by the books I see you post. How did I not know about all of these titles? Thanks for helping me to add a few books to my song tub.

Glad you were able to find time to join the event. You're going to have to show me how to combine pictures like you did in this post.


Karen said...

I absolutely love that you sing with your students! When I think of language development, and how we read to our children when they are young, we read lots of rhymes and rhythms. Songs are a perfect combination of those two. You are so smart, my friend. Love your titles!

Michelle said...

Oh, what fun!! Great books and great songs too! So clever.

Like Cathy, you have to tell us how you combined all the pictures. (There's another blog post to keep you writing!!) :)

Happy singing into the new year!

Mandy said...

Love, love, love your collection. Shake your sillies out is something I must have. Off to amazon.

Tammy Flanders said...

Really interesting list with many titles I haven't seen before. Thanks very much.
Apples with Many Seeds

jane applebee said...

Nice ones. Makes me envious. (Want to trade my 8th graders for your 1st graders?)I love Johnny Cake Ho!, The Little Train That Could, Janosch's The Trip to Panama, Abiyoyo, Owl Moon, and for Halloween, Ghost Eye Tree, and Macia Brown's translation of Blaise Cendrars' Shadow.

Andrew Reeds said...

Very interesting list, I will definitely check them out. Thanks for sharing.