Sunday, October 4, 2020

#ClassroomBookADay Recommendations: Elections & Voting

 I'm excited to be partnering with Follett for a second year of monthly book lists! Each month of this school year I will be sharing a themed list of 20 recommended picture book titles for #CLASSROOMBOOKADAY read alouds in partnership with Follett Classroom. Each booklist is accompanied by a blog post explaining more in depth my thoughts in creating the list and why I chose those specific titles.

One of the great parts of this partnership is that my recommendation lists are also being saved in Titlewave which allows them to be easily found and shared with librarians for purchasing for school libraries!

*Because of the timeliness of this particular topic, I'm posting this one early to give you time to get your hands on any of these books you might want to share prior to the election.

It's a Presidential election year, so my November list is full of picture books related to voting, elections, & the Presidency. 
[Please visit this link to read the accompanying blog post]


You can also find all of my posts & lists I've done with Follett at my landing page bit.ly/heisefollett.
And you can shop this list & many more for your personal or classroom collection 
at my Bookshop page!

Monday, September 21, 2020

#ClassroomBookADay Recommendations: Grief, Loss, & Remembrance

I'm excited to be partnering with Follett for a second year of monthly book lists! Each month of this school year I will be sharing a themed list of 20 recommended picture book titles for #CLASSROOMBOOKADAY read alouds in partnership with Follett Classroom. Each booklist is accompanied by a blog post explaining more in depth my thoughts in creating the list and why I chose those specific titles.

One of the great parts of this partnership is that my recommendation lists are also being saved in Titlewave which allows them to be easily found and shared with librarians for purchasing for school libraries!

My October list is some of my go-to books in times when I need to comfort and support themes of Grief, Loss, & Remembrance
[Please visit this link to read the accompanying blog post]


You can also find all of my posts & lists I've done with Follett at my landing page bit.ly/heisefollett.
And you can shop this list & many more for your personal or classroom collection
at my Bookshop page!

Sunday, September 20, 2020

In Conversation with Author/Illustrator Anna Kim

I ADORE Danbi Leads the School Parade! So much so that I selected it as one of my September 2020 #cbadSpotlight titles.

As part of Danbi's spotlight, I'm going to be in conversation with author/illustrator Anna Kim on Penguin Classroom's Facebook Live this Tuesday. 
I'm excited to hear more from Anna about how Danbi Leads the School Parade came to be and her own connections to this story.
I hope you can join us! 

Saturday, August 15, 2020

#ClassroomBookADay Updates & Things You Might Want Access To

I have gotten several questions and requests about a few items related to #ClassroomBookADay this summer, so I'm putting them all in one post for ease of sharing on multiple platforms. 


Summer Learning On Demand Access

I presented two live workshops this summer and recorded the Zoom sessions. Since I am back at school already, I am not able to offer another live session, but I can offer on demand access to the recordings at a discounted rate from the live sessions.

Registration Cost is $15 for one session, $25 for both. 

#ClassroomBookADay 101 
Going Deeper with #ClassroomBookADay: The Power of Critical Selection


Please indicate which workshop you are registering for when sending payment.
You will receive an email with the link to the unlisted YouTube recording within 24 hours after submitting payment.


 


Digital Display Grids

Due to popular demand with many schools starting the school year with remote learning, I created a digital display grid to track your #ClassroomBookADay read alouds. The Google Slides file includes grid options for a year, a quarter, bi-weekly, & weekly. Once you have your copy, you can edit colors, fonts, and wording as desired to fit your preferences. 

You will receive an email with the link to the file that will force a copy for yourself within 24 hours after submitting payment.



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#cbadSpotlight September-November 2020

Last year for the 5 year anniversary of #classroombookaday, I decided to celebrate by finding a way to connect educators around some of the same books and also to do more to promote some of the books I most highly recommend, especially from BIPOC creators. I appreciated a chance to share some books I think are important for students to hear and educators to know about, and want to continue with this next iteration of #classroombookaday.

For this second year of #cbadSpotlight, I am making a couple of adjustments. First, I will be spotlighting 4 books each month, so you have a weekly selection to connect to what others doing #classroombookaday are sharing. I also figured out one of the reasons I was having trouble making my decisions on this year's books is because I was feeling the pressure of having to make choices now for 8 months in the future - having no idea what kind of state we will be in by then! So, in order to be able to be responsive and sensitive to the times we are in, this year I will be releasing titles three months at a time. I hope you find titles you are excited about, some new to you, and ones that will support your efforts with your students this fall!

Here are the first three months of the 2020-2021 #cbadSpotlight selections!

Friday, August 14, 2020

#ClassroomBookADay Recommendations: Relationship Building at the Start of the Year

I'm excited to be partnering with Follett for a second year of monthly book lists! Each month of this school year I will be sharing a themed list of 20 recommended picture book titles for #CLASSROOMBOOKADAY read alouds in partnership with Follett Classroom. Each booklist is accompanied by a blog post explaining more in depth my thoughts in creating the list and why I chose those specific titles.

One of the great parts of this partnership is that my recommendation lists are also being saved in Titlewave which allows them to be easily found and shared with librarians for purchasing for school libraries!

My September list is all about Relationship Building
for the start of a new school year! 
[Please visit this link to read the accompanying blog post]

You can also find all of my posts & lists I've done with Follett at my landing page bit.ly/heisefollett.
And you can shop this list & many more for your personal or classroom collection at my Bookshop page!
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