Sunday, August 5, 2012

Class Book Ideas

I have a secret to tell you... I love class books.  I have never seen my little ones SO engaged in the library as when they are reading books that they created.  But the secret is, friends, that I have been BAD at keeping up with making them.  Naughty, naughty teacher!  It seems like I get so caught up in all of the eleventy billion other things I need to do that making class books kind of taper off by about October.  Whoops!  I made a new pinterest board to inspire me this year...  with so many adorable ideas, how could I not actually make them?!?

Here are a few of my favorites


Alphabet Photo book... ADORABLE!  And perfect for those kinesthetic learners


A My Name is Alice


How Many Letters in Your Name?

Source: drjean.org via Mary on Pinterest

Getting to Know Your Teacher... LOVE this one, and *bonus* you can use it year after year!


I've Got the Whole Alphabet in my Mouth... Goes with one of my very favorite Dr. Jean songs :)

And here are a few that I actually DID last year


Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes... LOVE this book!


Love this counting book... it goes with Count! by Denise Fleming


And last but not least Brown Bear, Brown Bear.  Sorry for the lack of picture, but it's a freebie so check it out {HERE}

What is YOUR favorite class book to make?

4 comments:

Michelle Gaetjens said...

Cute! I use to make a ton of class books, I need to make time this year for class books.

Mrs.G's Kindergarten in Heels

TammySF. said...

These are SOO cute!! Love the students making the letters with their bodies!!

Tammy
1...2...3...Teach With Me
Dots of Fun! Clip Art

Lisa R. said...

I love these cute ideas for class books. I'd better get to work!! :)
Lisa
Learning Is Something to Treasure

Mrs. Gorbe said...

I do a few favorites every year, but will be doing the letters in my name, A is for Alice, and alphabet photo book this year!!:) (thanks to a reminder from you!)
Here's a few I do that might interest others!
1. Teacher, teacher who do you see?
I have a picture of myself on the cover and a full sized picture of the kid on each following page..
2. Clifford loves.... After reading a clifford story, we make Clifford ears and then I take a picture of them with their ears on holding clifford. Then below I have the words: Clifford loves ________. (name)
3. Valentine's day: I put all my Valentine's day cards in a book and under each one I have:
___________ (name) gave Mrs. Gorbe a _____________ (i.e. fairy) card for Valentine's day.