Antoinette Portis has a new book out! Yay!!! I'm sure you know her from her previous books Not a Box and Not a Stick. My students LOVED both of her books.
Kindergarten Diary comes in a perfect time for the next school year. In this story, Annalina is excited but scared at the same time about starting Kindergarten. Annalina tells us in her diary all about her new life in Kindergarten, meeting the teacher, playing on the monkey bars, making new friends, sharing the toys, the first Show and Tell, the first birthday party. I love reading how Annalina practices writing her name but discovers that it has too many letters. She will learn how to write Anna first and the rest will come later.
Throughout her diary, she takes us into her Kindergarten world, the real Kindergarten world where she discovers that the kids in room 2k will be fine, after all.
A fantastic read aloud, a must have for the beginning of the school year when we are trying to build a sense of community in the classroom.
Enjoy your summer, Enjoy the Journey.