UPDATE: If you want more information about joining the Picture Book Smackdown, click HERE
I'm still knee-deep in monster lessons for October, but I'm planning ahead for November. November is National Picture Book Month and I want to focus on these books. As I searched for ideas and inspiration, I returned to one of my favorite blogs Expect the Miraculous written by my friend and colleague Andy Plemmons. If you don't know Andy or have never read his blog, stop right now and head over there! He is amazing! And his ideas for Picture Book Month do not disappoint.
I am not ashamed to admit that I'm stealing from Andy. (Don't worry, he encourages this.) I am going to attempt to host a Picture Book Smackdown in November! I have no idea if any other school will join me, but here's to hoping! Basically, the premise is that you and your students read and share picture books all month long. Then, students are selected to share their picture book favs during a smackdown. Obviously, time will limit the number of students who share, but students who may not want to speak or don't get the opportunity to speak will still enjoy participating! I've also started a Pinterest board to brainstorm ideas of books I could promote and share with students to get their interest in picture books going....especially our older students. Many of them think that picture books are "easy" books!
So, if your elementary library is interested in participating, please use the contact form on The Happy Library website to email me. I will need the librarian's name, the school name, and eventually a list of picture books your students will be sharing. (We don't want to duplicate titles.) Space is limited, so take the plunge with me! I've never done this before...so, we can all learn together!
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