I am linking up with Mrs. Jump for Book Talk Tuesday. This is my first time with this link up and I think I am going to love it each week! I am obsessed with children’s books. As in I have over 3,000 of them inventoried and organized by genre that I have collected over my four years in teaching. Last year I had over 2,000 in my classroom library. I taught multiage 1st-3rd grade, so I really needed the huge variety. This year I have several books donated to friends who teach those grades and I am enjoying polishing up my kindergarten collection!
Have you read Dex: The Heart of a Hero? If you do Daily 5, or work at all on stamina building, this is a great book!
Dexter the dog is little and has dreams of being a big dog, a superhero in fact! He knows he has to work hard to be a superhero, so he reads, works out, even orders a suit! This book is all about the idea that even if you are little you can do very big things!
I read this book to build stamina in my classroom. The idea that we have to practice and train for something helps my students with goal setting and with the motivation to build their stamina in the first place.
We use the word Stamina from day one in kindergarten, we really do! In September my friends had a whopping 10 seconds of stamina (I am not kidding, there was floor rolling and nose picking happening at the 9 second mark) and now, 21 days into school they can handle 15 minutes of Daily 5 time! That is a post for a different day…… but head over to my Facebook page to grab this free stamina poster in kinder friendly language! You can use it while you read Dex, The Heart of a Hero! Click on the picture to grab the poster.
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Alex is a Kindergarten teacher with a passion for making learning fun and engaging. She's earned a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education, and Masters Degrees in Special Education and Curriculum Design. Alex is a night owl, coffee lover, and she owns more than 2,000 children’s books. Alex lives with her husband and their big black Labrador, Tank.