The last week of June. Chasing down the remaining few borrowed books, cleaning up inventory, Grade 8 Graduation, Talent Show, Awards Assemblies, Staff Party. If it wasn't chaotic enough, I decided to go for the challenge and accept a new posting for September. Needless to say, that decision added a whole lot more to my to-do list that week. As excited as I was, the week became an emotional and draining experience for me.
In addition to loving just about everything about my school, I had developed a pretty amazing Picture Book collection for a small rural school. It didn't occur to me that a larger school, with a larger budget, would be lacking most of my absolute must-haves. In the past few weeks I have been scouring my new catalogue, and it has left me almost in tears. My whole program - what. am. I. going. to. do???
So, I've been prioritizing. And I figure that my list would make a great theme for pb10for10: 10 titles I need to add to my new library collection STAT! I'm sorry to say, but I'm going to need more than 10. But 10 is a start, and 10 it will be.
International Dot Day. This will be my first purchase.
Lady Pancake and Sir French Toast? Because it is SO much FUN! We had a blast with this one.And we reinforced tallying with one of our extension activities.
So much to talk about with Red. Diversity, labels, being true to oneself. This book has applications for many different age groups.
Despite its American bias, this nonfiction picture book is well received when the Toronto Blue Jays make a playoff appearance. Informative and fun - especially once you add some seventh inning stretching to the readaloud.
There you have it, my 2016 pb10for10 list. I want to thank Cathy from Reflect and Refine for first inviting me to participate in pb10for10 back in 2013. She, along with Mandy from Enjoy and Embrace Learning co-founded this fun and enlightening meme. I encourage you to take some time and see what other bloggers have included in their pb10for10. Follow #pb10for10 on Twitter. My previous posts may be found here: 2013, 2014 (I was on a screenfree vacation in 2015 and did not participate).