Saturday, May 9, 2015
I love Children's Illustrated Books!
Hardly a Kindergarten session goes by without my sharing one of my illustrated books with the group. Often I start the class off with a book that is a springboard for the lesson. Sometimes, the lesson is a continuation of the week before so I select a book just for fun. This week students were completing a lesson and I had a new book that I was eager to share with them. I was fortunate to win this book in a drawing at an event this week. The author, Susan E. Goodman was the guest speaker. Entertaining and extremely knowledgeable would be two appropriate words to describe Ms. Goodman. I thoroughly enjoyed her presentation peppered with antidotes and humor. I loved this particular one and immediately chose it to share with my students. Ms. Goodman takes the reader on a journey back through time looking at the parcel of land that is currently New York City. My students were delighted with the illustrations and intrigued by the story line. I was impressed by their very insightful questions as they began to grasp the message of the non-fiction book. I loved sharing this book and my students were definitely engaged with the historical message. Check it out and many of the other books by Ms. Goodman.