Looking For a Good Book?


This is another wonderful post from an excellent teacher!

A Teacher's Reflections

To start the school year, I always pick a random selection of books for my classroom bookshelf.  Nothing theme-y, just good literature.  Poetry, rhyming, humor, old favorites and new award winners.  So take a look, go reading, and get lost in a good book.

I collected the books late in the afternoon, the day before children arrived.  Most teachers had left for the day, so I was alone in the library at school.  I felt like one of the children in the book, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.  The only difference was that I was in a library, not a museum.

When I placed the books on the shelf, I wondered which one the children would like most.  I thought Otis, or Dr. Seuss.  Yet, I never second guess or underestimate children, as their minds are always one step ahead.

And the children’s first favorite?…

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