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.

September Book of the Month

A New York Times bestseller!

“These days, it seems more important than ever for books to show young people how to act with thoughtfulness, civility, and kindness.” ―The New York Times Book Review

When Tanisha spills grape juice all over her new dress, her classmate wants to make her feel better, wondering: What does it mean to be kind?

From asking the new girl to play to standing up for someone being bullied, this moving story explores what kindness is, and how any act, big or small, can make a difference―or at least help a friend.

With a gentle text from the award-winning author of Sophie’s Squash, Pat Zietlow Miller, and irresistible art from Jen Hill, Be Kind is an unforgettable story about how two simple words can change the world.

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