Thursday, August 14

Read Alouds for Back to School Community Building

This video includes books I LOVE to read aloud to build classroom community and culture, grounded in kindness and growth mindset.

I seriously can't get over how dorky I look on video AND how messy my room is. Granted, I JUST moved in, but oh my word, there's lots of work to be done!

Interested in the Classroom Community Poster I mentioned in the video?
(P.S. The giveaway mentioned in the video is closed.)


  1. Love your idea and the cute poster freebie! Thanks!!

  2. Lisa, "Ish" is one of the best books ever - I read it early in the year, and then I also show the online youtube version MANY times through the year. Thank you for the wonderful ideas!!!!

  3. I use Ish during our first Writer's Workshop lessons every year and the students & I refer back to it all year long. Thanks for the great ideas. I'm off to Amazon to check out, I Will Try. :)

  4. Thanks for the awesome book suggestions!!! Not sure if my hubs nor our bank account thank you though LOL! Little Pea sounds like a cute book!

    Angela :)

    1. Little Pea is seriously precious!!! And...I sooooooo hear ya on the bank account not being a fan!!! xoxoxo

  5. Great video! You are very poised! I didn't know about some of these books! Can't wait to check them out!

  6. Thank you Lisa! Love your poster and all the read aloud ideas! Great video my friend!


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