|My loot from today's sale! I think there must be at least 10 art lesson ideas|
in this pile of books. And notice my new favorite book: "Paddle-to-the-sea."
I found multiple copies of this classic--enough to share with some
teacher friends of mine.
- Try it before you buy it. You don't need to have every book! Also, a book that earns rave reviews from one teacher, may leave you flat. Look at the book--will you really use this?
- If you can get it used, do it!
- Be patient! You aren't going to get every book your first year teaching. These things take time. Get what you can as you go and borrow the rest. Gradually add when you can.
- www.storylineonline.net (SAG Actors read children's books)
- www.speakaboos.com (a colorful, interactive site for traditional read-along stories)
- www.readtomelv.org (Las Vegas celebrities read children's books)
- www.schooltube.com (like youtube but without the commercials. There are read alouds and picture books as little movies. Search other topics such as "Kandinsky," etc.)
- www.pbskids.org (I like: www.pbskids.org/lions/stories) hunt around for additional online stories
- www.nhptv.org/kn (you could get lost in this resource--there's so much!)
- www.wegivebooks.org (you'll need to register to use this site, but it is pretty neat and there are lots of free popular books you can read online)