Friday, March 17, 2017

Spotlight Friday: Books for theme - and a green book! 3.17.17

Time to get ready for the weekend!
Kick up your feet and find a good place to read.
Sharing #booklove for your classroom or library.
Spotlighting a book or two because these books deserve the spotlight!

When I think about green pants I can't help but think about my Granddad.  He had a green suit that he would pull out and wear - mostly on special occasions but sometimes is would make other appearances.  Maybe it was his way of putting on the infamous green jacket golfers get after winning the Master.  The green suit is something all of us think about when reminiscing about Granddad and always brings a smile to our face.

When I saw this book from Candlewick, I knew it was a book I wanted to add to my collection!

Green Pants by Kenneth Kraegel
Green Pants
by Kenneth Kraegel
published by Candlewick
March 21st, 2017

I love books that have a clearly stated theme.  Green Pants can't get any clearer!  Jameson loves his green pants.  He's amazing in his green pants.  He can do anything in his green pants.  But what happens when he has a difficult decision to make?  Can he put aside what he wants to happen to make someone else happy?  It's hard to to put someone else's needs in front of yours!  What a great conversation you'll be able to have with students after reading this book.  

Do you have Morning Meetings/Community Meetings in your classroom?  This book is a perfect one to use to talk about empathy and thinking about other's.  

Talk about theme and central message - this is a book you'll want to add into your rotation!  Want some others?  Here are some recent favorites for teaching theme:

I Am Not a Chair!
I Am Not a Chair!
by Ross Burach

Not Quite Narwhal
Not Quite Narwhal
by Jessie Sima

The Green Umbrella
The Green Umbrella
by Jackie AzĂșa Kramer

The Tree: A Fable
The Tree:  A Fable
by Neal Layton

The Cat From Hunger Mountain
The Cat From Hunger Mountain
by Ed Young

The Darkest Dark
The Darkest Dark
by Chris Hadfield

Happy reading and sharing!

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