October Book of the Month

  • Every month, from now to the end of the school year, every child here at Tuttle Avenue will be receiving a special gift from me – a book! The books have been chosen for a variety of reasons; fun to read, a classic that every child should experience, or a connection to part of our curriculum.  Some books are meant for your child to read on their own or to be read to by a parent, grandparent, or any other special person.  Books are one of my favorite gifts to give!  They inspire us to imagine the possibilities, take on wonderful adventures, touch our hearts and are ‘our’ other teachers.  My hope is that these books will become part of your child’s own libraries to be treasured for years to come!

    The first book I will be presenting to your child is - There was an Old Woman Who Swallowed a Bat written by Lucille Colandro.  It is perfect for this time of year! The rhyming text of this book and the imaginative illustrations work together to make this an enjoyable book to read.  With multiple readings your child may begin reciting the book on his/her own.   I will be emailing you some fun math and reading activities that can be completed together.  There are flash cards that can be used to practice the words in the book.  A cut and color sequencing activity and a ‘Roll and Cover’ math game that involves adding numbers together on a pair of dice. 

    I would love for you to share your reading with me.  If you take a picture of your child or whole family reading the book please share it with me.  I would love to see it!!  Please send it to me at zambellij@esmonline.org

    There was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bat