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Do Not Open This Book by Joy Cowley I just love this book {first graders do, too} for making predictions. Use it towards the beginning of the year. The kids will read it all year long. Wonderful shared reading book.

First Grade Schoolhouse: What is Your Prediction?

launching writing workshop - simple life moments that move us - where writers get ideas

Flamingos and Butterflies: Didn't I tell you?

Teach students to celebrate differences and appreciate each other with the book Unique Monique. Lots of terrific ideas in this guest blog post about how to create a caring classroom family.

Read the book "There" to help students create their overall goals for the school year.

Kindergarten At Heart: Beginning of the Year

LOVE this book!!!! So many students I work with forget their vowels. This book helps reinforce the importance of vowels. A fun read!

The Best Place to Read - read aloud for teaching procedures at the beginning of the year.

Book about showing your sorry, not just saying it.

Great beginning of the year book

The Clever School Teacher: Book lists complied by reading strategies, writing traits, and common core!!!