Tuesday, January 20, 2009
My students spend a good part of the morning with their own book box. In this box, they keep their practice books, their favorite books, their poetry and song binder, their bag for taking home books, a notebook for writing thoughts about books, pencils, post-its and other little treasures that often make their way into the box. Their box houses their most important reading and thinking in our classroom. SO, when I saw the book: My Book Box, I had to have it!
Will Hillendbrand has written a sweet story of an elephant and frog who playfully create ways to pretend with their box. It is a bug box, a pizza box, a pasta box, a toy box, a hide-and seek-box and then elephant decides on a book box. The book box travels and transforms as the two friends enjoy sharing stories throughout the day then ending with sweet dreams at night.
My youngest Curly LOVED this story. In fact, we spent time this weekend helping him paint and create his own book box. Tonight, curly decided to add the finishing touches: flaps to close the top of his box. He then ran to our book room to gather some of his favorite book and pile them inside. Oh the joy a box can bring a five year old!!