The book I decided to share first this year was a nonfiction one. This is unusual for me. I almost always share a fiction picture book first. However, I loved Just a Second by Steve Jenkins so much when I read this summer, I knew my fourth graders would love it.
As I read the book, there were many bright-eyed, "Wows!" and "Whoas!" Since I have gifted readers, many of them knew even more facts about a few of the objects, animals, or people featured in the book. After we enjoyed the book, I used it as a writing launch for making goals for the school year. The bulletin board will look like this:
WHAT CAN WE DO IN A SCHOOL YEAR?
What books did you share the first days of school?