Saturday, December 1, 2012

25 days of Christmas READS!

    It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas….I sure love this time of year!   I enjoy seeing the excitement in children’s eyes as they prepare for Santa.  One of my favorite things to introduce to my students is The Gingerbread Man.   We read many versions mapping out all the story elements.  My first graders enjoy reading these stories over and over. 
     My boys at home enjoy our 25 days of Christmas Reads!  We spend time each night reading one or two holiday books.  Avery is in fifth grade and could hardly wait for today, December 1 to arrive.  This year, I would like to share our books with you each day over the holiday season.  Maybe you will discover a new book for your class or family.
   Our first books to share are great for enjoying after decorating a Christmas Tree.

Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree by Robert Barry
     Mr. Willowby’s Christmas tree is so tall that it can’t stand up.  Mr. Willowby asks his butler to chop off the top of the tree.  The treetop is given to different characters throughout the story.  This holiday tale will fill your family with Christmas joy.

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree by Colleen Monroe
Woodland animals show the power of friendship to an old Christmas tree that is overgrown.  Find out how the squirrel, birds, deer and other animals give back to this special Christmas tree.  This story helps our family start conversations about the reason for giving throughout the year.

Enjoy this book as it is read by Mitch Albom on a YouTube video:

A Wish to be a Christmas Tree

Thanks for stopping by!  My hope is your home is filled with joy throughout this holiday season.


Heather said...

Thanks Tammy for reading my blog! I love your Saturday Sayings! They always inspire me.

Thanks Donna for featuring my blog. How exciting!! I am excited about sharing great books over the next few weeks.

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