Miss Majors' Collection

Hello! I am Brittany and my dream is to become an Elementary School Teacher. I can not wait to graduate in May 2018 and to have my own classroom. I have always wanted to make a difference in the world and this is my way of giving back. I love to seeing children grow and be successful in everything they do.

A Very Hungry Caterpillar

The Very Hungry Caterpillar - Eric Carle

This book is about the caterpillar eating more and more food in order to become a beautiful butterfly. I would use this in my classroom by reading the book and talking about personal growth. I think we could do an activity that would involve them talking about what they want to be when they grow up and what they can do to get their. We might can even have a show and tell career day. I think this is for children in 1st grade and higher. The Lexile Level is AD460L.

The Giving Tree

The Giving Tree - Shel Silverstein

I like this book because it teaches about unconditional love. The tree gave the little boy everything he wanted and asked for even though the tree never got anything in return. I could use this in my classroom by reading the book and then giving them all an apple and place nice things in the apple about their unconditional towards others. I would then hang the apples on our classroom tree and place in the hall for all to see. The activity could help them see that we should be nice to other people. The reading level I feel this falls under is 3rd to 5th grade. The Lexile Level is 530L.

A Bad Case of Stripes

A Bad Case of Stripes - David Shannon

I like this book because it teaches children that eating their vegetables are important. This book is colorful and imaginative so children would be able to follow along well. I would use this in my classroom when we talk about the food pyramid and how important the food groups are to our health. This book, in my opinion, is geared towards 3d through 5th grade. The Lexile Level is AD540L.

Punctuation Celebration

Punctuation Celebration - Elsa Knight Bruno, Jenny Whitehead

This book is good for learning about how to use punctuation and how important it is. The book could be used in my classroom by learning about expressions in reading and how they help us be fluent readers. We could go over sentences and say them in different manners so choose which punctuation is correct. The book would be useful by reading and showing examples of how important punctuation really is. I think this book would fall in the K to 2nd grade area. The Lexile Level is 650L.

Ish

Ish - Peter H. Reynolds

This book is good to read to students because it could boost their self esteem and creativity. I like this book because it showed that you can draw anything you want and use your imagination for the better. I would use this in my classroom by reading the story and then letting them draw whatever they wanted and writing at the top whatever it is suppose to be with "ish" following. I think this book is for K to 2nd grade. The Lexile Level is 440L.

Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum - Kevin Henkes

I think this book is good for students when learning about new and unique names. I think it would be good to use at the beginning of the school year when learning about acceptance. The students can learn that each person is unique and special in their own way and we will not make fun of others because they are different from us. I would read the book and then give them an activity sheet in which they will have to go and find out three new things about three other classmates. I believe this book could be read to 1st to 4th graders. The Lexile Level is 460L.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace - Mary Hoffman, Caroline Binch

I think this book is great for teaching the class that they can do anything they set their mind to. In the book, Grace is eager to be anything she sets her mind to even Peter Pan in the school play. I would use this in my classroom as a lesson about growing up. I would read the book and then have them draw a picture of what they want to be when they grow up. We might could even have a Career Day in which they bring in a family member that they admire. I think this book could be for 2nd to 4th grade. The Lexile Level is 680L.

Louise Loves Art

Louise Loves Art - Kelly Light

I think this is a good book because it is about a little girl fostering her imagination and creativity. The reading level, in my opinion, is probably 1st to 3rd grade. The Lexile Level of this book is AD108L. It has simple words and phrases with lots of pictures. I would use this in my classroom when we need a fun activity maybe at the beginning of the year. It could start the year off with a class promise that we all have a special abilities in our creativity and we will not hinder anyone in there imagination. I would read the book and then do a craft that allows them to draw whatever they want and place the creations on the Wall of Great Minds.

Bully Beans

Bully B.E.A.N.S. - Julia Cook

I think this book could be read for any grade level because of the lesson it teaches to the students. I think it would be most appropriate for 3 to 5 grade because these grades are more prone to bullying. The ATOS reading level is 3.6. They would be able to apply this to their lives and experiences a school. I would use this in my classroom by every time they heard a mean word, action or phrase they would eat a jelly bean. They would then create a poster about being nice and what not to say.

See the Yak Yak

See the Yak Yak - Charles Ghigna, Brian Lies

This book is good for teaching a lesson about Homonyms in a fun way. I would use this in my classroom for learning new words and for teaching that the same word can have different meanings. I think the reading level is preschool and kindergarten but I think it can be used in any grade level that needs examples for homonyms. The Lexile Level is 10L.