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Mrs. Thornton's Classroom Library

This shelf has several great books to use for your future classroom. In addition, these books would work great with all kinds of different lesson plans including different subjects such as History and even can help with explaining social cues and traditions.

No, David!

No, David! - David Shannon

     With the reading level of 4-8 years, students in your classroom will love this book! This book aims at a younger audience with the character of David always wreaking havoc and being told No by his mother. David is a care free young character and your students will love this relatable character! This book teaches that just because a child may get into trouble, adults in their lives will not love them any less. 

     A great way to use this book in your classroom is to let your students think of experiences they have had where they felt like David. Have the students write down their feelings and experiences. You could also have the class create a special book of rules or suggestions for David.

The Three Questions

The Three Questions - Leo Tolstoy, Jon J. Muth

     With its reading level ranging from K-5, this book is amazing for any classroom! The main character, Nikolai struggles to decide what the right thing to do is. He has many questions throughout the story and when faced with a decision, realizes in the end an important lesson about the present and the future.

     A great way to use this story in your classroom is to create multi-flow map to show the effects of Nikolai's actions. This book works well with cause and effect and you may have interactive read aloud questions to go along with the story.

The Greedy Triangle

The Greedy Triangle - Marilyn Burns, Syd Hoff, Gordon Silveria

     In this educational book about shapes, an adventurous and care free triangle learns an important lesson about learning to love yourself! This story is full of amazing opportunities to teach students about shapes and confidence. This book is great for younger readers and it is leveled at 4-8 years of age.

      A great way to use this book in the classroom is definitely introducing shapes. This book is full of cute characters that students will love. This book will engage student to want to learn more about these cute shapes!

Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horse

Adrian Simcox Does Not Have a Horse - Marcy Campbell, Corinna Luyken

     This cute book teaches young children that sometimes what a person has is not as important as the fun you have with that person. This is an amazing story for younger readers because it is leveled for readers aged 3-5. This book is written with tenderness and is gorgeously illustrated. This book teaches children about understanding, kindness, and friendship and how important those things truly are.

     This book could be used in a number of ways in classrooms. One cute way to use this book in a classroom is to play "Random Acts of Kindness" Bingo. Each student gets a board and monitors their kind acts throughout the week and at the end whoever has a row filled up gets a special prize. This is a great lesson for kids and  helps develop empathy.