We are also reading one of the Monarch nominated titles, Meet the Dogs of Bedlam Farm by Jon Katz to Kindergarten, First and Second grade classes. This is the true story of the author's dogs and the jobs and responsibilities they have on the farm where he lives. It is a wonderful look at several types of dogs, their varying personalities, and the different ways that each dog has found way to help out and be useful. It also allows for opportunities to "make a prediction".
My Reading List!
I am the Library Media Center director at Patton School in Arlington Heights where I help students from kindergarten through 5th grade find terrific independent reading for enjoyment and information, and teach students the skills to use information and technology safely and productively and to connect, communicate and share with others. I have four grown children, a large black dog, (flat coat retriever) and a small striped cat. I am an obessive Chicago Cubs fan and I love to run.