Friday, 20 July 2012

Must Have Picture Books {Linky}

My daughter claims it's a sickness (that we, but I totally disagree...our love for picture books is a natural, necessary part of this be able to pass on this love to our students! (Do you think hubby will buy that argument?  I think he has decided that it is easier to pretend that I don't buy I pretend that I don't buy

Anyway, I am linking up with The Teacher Wife to highlight my favourite picture books.  I have already been checking out some of the other lists on the other blogs, and my wish list on Chapters (which was already way over-budget) has grown extensively!
Photobucket are some of my favourite picture books (in no particular order)...

1.  "The Duckling Gets a Cookie" by Mo Willems
BOOK: The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?
I love this pigeon!

2.  "I Love Monkey" by Suzanne Kaufman
We had a fun experience day at school, and I chose some crafts to do with monekys...and then...I found...this book!

3.  "The Hiccupotamus" by Aaron Zenz
The Hiccupotamus
This one just makes me giggle...especially when I had to read it out loud to hubby!  lol

4. "Guji-Guji" by Chih-Yuan Chen
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I loved this book, from the first time I found it in a little book store in England, while accompanying my dad on a medical trip (and yes, even while traveling, I can smell out books!).  I just had to read it to my students as soon as I returned from my trip!

5. "Mary Had a Little Lamp" by Jach Lechner
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This is one of those cute stories that I like to read/sing with some of my music classes.

6. "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss
A classic, but great story about protecting our planet!

7. "The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore" by William Joyce
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This is one of my newest purchases, but it is such a beautiful book!  And of course, I had to find a copy of the Academy Award winning short film that it inspired.

Ok...I could go on, and on, and on...and on...but maybe I will stop at lucky seven!


My First Time first post on my first blog...

After spending the past year following along with my daughter's blog, I decided to take the plunge and create my own (yes, my daughter is a teacher as is my baby was my mom...and so was my dad).  I'm not quite sure what I will be including on here as I begin, but we shall see.  Maybe it will be just for my own, personal memories...or maybe an opportunity to share my thoughts with my colleagues...we will just have to see as it evolves!

Anyway, hubby still thinks that I need a 12 step program to deal with my teaching "addiction"!  So, I'm not sure why he was surprised, walking into the livingroom the first few days after school was out, and I was online, looking up some school ideas!  Throw in the fact that I spent the first 2 weeks of summer break at university (8:30-5:00 everyday), and perhaps he has a the course was on Sustainability, which is a school and divisional goal...and I got so many ideas!  I still have one last assignment to get done by next month, but it is going to be based on a theme that I am going to be doing in my classroom starting in September, so that's my excuse for still working on school stuff!

Well, back to working around the house...I figure if I get the house in order, then hubby won't complain that I'm doing more school if he doesn't know me by now...

Happy July, everyone!