Monday, July 16, 2012

Favorite Picture Books and Flapbook Freebies!

I'm linking up with my good friend, Lindsey from The Teacher Wife, to highlight a few of my favorite picture books!

I absolutely LOVE "Stand Tall, Molly Lou Melon."  Normally, I read this book at the beginning of the year to kickstart the conversation about how we are all different and unique.  You can find activities that I did last year with this book {HERE}

How can you NOT love Camila Cream in "A Bad Case of Stripes?!"  Last year, we used this book to talk about Cause/Effect, but it is another great one to use when your students need a reminder that it's okay to be themselves!  Click {HERE} to see those things from last year!

Need a book to introduce letter writing or persuasive writing?  "I Wanna Iguana" is PERFECT for both!  

Now, I have some freebies for you!  These flap books are the perfect "go-to" activity after reading any picture book.  If we ever have a few minutes of downtime, then I grab a picture book from my library and one of these activities.  So simple, but very effective!

Click {HERE} to download these flap book freebies!




Make sure you link up with Lindsey to share your favorite picture books!
The Teacher Wife

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28 comments:

Lindsey (The Teacher Wife) said...

Amy! You are awesome! Thank you for linking up! I have ALL those books you mentioned! :)

Nicole said...

Ohhhh I LOVE Camila!! She always seems to be a class fave!
Nicole
Rowdy in Room 300
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Katherine said...

I Wanna Iguana is one of my FAVORITE picture books! There is also one called I wanna a New Room by the same author. I love that one, too! :)
Thank you for the freebies!

Blessings of Teaching

Susan Moran said...

Stand tall Molly Lou Melon is a classic!! I haven't read the Striped one yet - I have to check it out!

Susan
T.G.I.F. (Thank God it's First Grade!)

Tickled Pink said...

I LOVE your first 2 books!! Some of my faves!! :)

Mrs. Castro said...

We read all of these this past year, but Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon stood out! I love it's message!
Laura
Mrs. Castro's Class

Cyndi Lacy said...

Great book choices... I have them all! And thanks for the flap book freebie, I grabbed myself a copy!

Cyndi
Lacy's Letters

Jill said...

Thanks for sharing your book picks and flapbooks! Love them!

Marvelous Multiagers!

TammySF. said...

A Bad Case of Stripes is on my list too:)

Tammy
1...2...3...Teach With Me

Jessie said...

I love these books! Have you looked at "A Tree Named Steve?" That is such a wonderful book :)

Jessie
Look Who's Teaching

Lisa R. said...

This is fabulous Amy!! I absolutely love "I Wanna Iguana"! Thanks for the flipbooks. :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Susie Q said...

I love Stripes and your great Cause and Effect writing craftivity. I did that last year with my students and they absolutely loved it. Thanks for sharing the flipbooks.

Learning With Susie Q

susieqsclass@gmail.com

luckeyfrog said...

Thanks for the great, easy to use freebies! :)

Jenny
Luckeyfrog's Lilypad

Casey Turner said...

I also LOVE Molly Lou Melon! The copy I own came from the thrift store and has a special story behind it. I blogged about it a while back. :)

Casey
Second Grade Math Maniac

Jamie (2nd Grade Stuff) said...

I love me some I Wanna Iguana! Thanks for the flipbook freebies :)

Jamie at 2nd Grade Stuff

Rebecca said...

I'm visiting through the Linky Party. Don't you just love picture books?!!? Great top 5! Thanks so much for the freebie!!! Come by when you get a chance. I'm your newest follower.

Waving from The Teacher's Chatterbox,
Rebecca

Delighted said...

Love your picks!

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Beverley Baird said...

These are all awesome books! Thanks so much for the flap books - with ty them out this year!

Claire said...

I have Stand Tall Molly Lou Melon, but never really looked into ways in using it. It just sat on my shelf! Now, it'll be used in those first couple of weeks when for a read aloud.




Thanks! Claire

Mrs. P said...

I love the books you chose! I have looking at I Wanna Iguana for a long time now. I think I may just make the purchase. It could definitely be very handy for my first year of teaching 2nd grade!

Ashley
That's So Second Grade

Courtney Long said...

I love Bad Case of Stripes! It's always a favorite of my kiddos as well!!!

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-Courtney
2ndgradesnapshots.blogspot.com

primary practice said...

Amy, thanks for the flapbooks! Love these!

Patti
primary practice

Ms. W said...

Those flapbooks are awesome! The first graders I student taught loved I Wanna Iguana. We taught them the basics of persuasive writing, and next thing you know they are writing letters regarding anything they wanted at that moment! So cool to see that!

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Ms. W

Mrs. Hall said...

Thank you so much for the flip books! It would seem that I am always needing more comprehension activities, and these will be a GREAT addition to my stash!

Mrs. Hall

♥ Kathy ♥ said...

Love it! Bad Case of Stripes can be found read online at storylineonline.net. Sometimes it's nice to put up a story on the whiteboard and let someone else read. This one is really good!!

2nd Grade Teacher and Life Long Learner said...

I second your picks! GREAT CHOICES! I'm your newest follower! HOORAY for me! STOP by and check out my Blog! SMILES

Jen said...

Thank you so much for sharing!!!!!

Mrs. Richardson said...

Thank you for saving me some time, my friend!!
Amanda