Holmes School Book of the Month

Holmes School Book of the Month (2019-2020)

The Holmes School Book of the Month is an on-going Interactive Read Aloud activity designed to build and deepen our community connections through conversations relating to high-quality children’s literature.  Each month, all classroom teachers at Holmes School will be reading the same book to their class in a engaging manner focused on high levels of comprehension.  The books we have chosen for this purpose have excellent picture supports which encourage even deeper thinking about the text.  As our children read and discuss these books with their teachers and classmates, we encourage you to have conversations with your children at home.  We will also periodically be discussing these books at our Whole School Meetings.

Each month, look for the most current Holmes School Book of the Month on the bulletin board outside of the main office.  A special “Thank you” to our “in house” bulletin board artist, Mrs. Gretchen Brown!

The books identified for the remainder of the year are listed here: Holmes School Book of Month 2019.2020

If you have any questions about the Book of the Month, please feel free to contact your child’s teacher at any time.

October Book of the Month

“When a group of caterpillars scamper up a tree to metamorphosize, one of them is still learning about this whole transformation thing.

Who knew that with a little time, and patience, he could become a beautiful butterfly? But the two-week wait inside his chrysalis feels interminable. (“Can I get a comic book?” “What if I need the bathroom?” “Anyone want to play a game?”). His fellow caterpillars all tell him to be patient and let nature take its course, but the waiting is just so hard. Can he do it??

With warmth, wit, and a flair for hilarious cartooning, Ross Burach turns a relatable feeling and an evergreen curriculum topic into an endearing picture book that has all the hallmarks of a modern classic.” Scholastic

“There’s definitely some science lurking here among the laughs… super-charged.” The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, starred review

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