This list is a homage to the exceptional teachers everywhere who dedicate their lives to making a difference. And they absolutely do! One day, one of their students may even write about their exception teacher as in the case for a few of the books selected below.
I appreciate that the author/illustrator realizes that the adult might be reading their book 2650 times so they’ve added a little twist to keep us going. And these twists are not advertised anywhere in the book; they are just there for those who need a little something because repetition is numbing their mind. I love their creativity and the fact that the hidden things are under the radar. It feels like a secret club. Here’s the secret handshake to join … tell me your favorite book like this. I am still struggling to find one more! Thanks!
Happy Monday! We’re celebrating by seeing cute kids caught in the act … of READING. Photos this week are from reader Lucas and children’s book author Erica S. Perl. Educators are bemoaning the decline in literacy simply because kids are reading less! You parents who read this post and submit photos are the true heroes by teaching your children to love to read! It’s the gift that keeps on giving!
This week we have picture book author Erica S. Perl with two great photos (and more to come as she generously sent me four!). Marci, a Special Education Reading Recovery teacher helps kids learn to read and comprehend even if they are up to 5 years behind their peers! She’s true unsung hero in our community! Finally, thank you to Capability:Mom with some cuties reading.
Imagine my surprise when I read her new book, Dotty:
There are no chickens involved whatsoever!
The book does not rhyme!
The theme of the book tackles twin issues of growing up and fitting in.
The book celebrates The Teacher Who Makes a Difference!
Use the unscheduled time this summer to strengthen your child’s weaknesses whether it’s social, academic or creative. What does that mean exactly? I’ll illustrate with my kids:
My five-year-old son selected most of these funny picture books because they make us both laugh!