August 26, 2014

Book Talk 8/26 Wigglebottom Style

Hi there!
Today I am linking up with Mrs. Jump's Class for her Tuesday Book Talk linky!

http://mrsjumpsclass.blogspot.com/

We are in our third week of school (second full week) and my kinders are finally starting to catch on! They know their morning routine which has made my life so much easier first thing. We've also started workstations and are still learning and practicing the expectations during station time. Like everyone else at the beginning of the year we've been spending a ton of time talking about listening. I LOVE the Howard B. Wigglebottom stories! We read Howard B. Wigglebottom Learns to Listen by Howard Binkow to start our discussion on listening.
http://www.amazon.com/Howard-B-Wigglebottom-Learns-Listen/dp/0971539014

The story is about a bunny named Howard that has trouble listening. 








His friends and teacher try to tell Howard important things but he never seems to listen.



That is until his teacher puts him in time-out to think about his choices.



Howard reflects on his day and has a realization about listening!

AND he gets a gold star for becoming a great listener!!!



This website has all of the books in animated versions for your students and it reads it to them!! We watched in on the Smart Board!  My kinders LOVED this! Plus there are some fun activities that you can use for extension activities! Click here to go to the website!
After reading to story a couple of times we put together this chart to remind us how to be good listeners like Howard!!



I hope your school year is off to a great start! Have a fabulous week! :)





6 comments:

  1. I used these books last year; they are great! I see you are an Ohio blogger.. me too!

    Allie
    http://thepositiveteacher.blogspot.com/

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    1. Yay! So happy to meet a fellow Ohio gal :) Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. Amber, I love these stories! Thanks for reminding me of them because they are perfect for the beginning of school. I love them on the Smartboard! :) Have a great year!
    Carolyn
    Kindergarten: Holding Hands and Sticking Together

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    1. :) Thanks Carolyn! Hope your year is fabulous!

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  3. Love Howard Wigglebottom. I didn't know we could view them on the smart board. Too Cool! We will be doing that this week. Great idea for constructing the anchor chart as a class afterward. Thanks so much for sharing.

    ~Laura
    Luv My Kinders

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    1. Yes! My kids love them on the smart board!! :)

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