Here's a post from my old blog:
I love books! I spend WAY too much money buying books. I went a little crazy this summer, and bought some new books to introduce routines and procedures. Here are some of my favorites:
Manners at School by Carrie Finn. Beautiful illustrations and a great all-around book. Talks about raising your hand, quiet voices and paying attention.
Respect and Take Care of Things by Cheri J. Meiners. Really good! Great for reminding children how to take care of classroom materials.
Be Polite and Kind by Cheri J. Meiners. (She actually has a whole series. I want them all). Goes over please, thank-you, excuse me, kind words, etc.
Words Are Not for Hurting by Elizabeth Verdick. Powerful book that kinders will understand. Also has good discussion points in back.
Hands Are Not for Hitting by Elizabeth Verdick. Another great one in her series.
Germs Are Not for Sharing by Elizabeth Verdick. Great for introducing bathroom/sink procedures. I got the board book version of this. It's a little simpler and makes a good, quick read.
Please Play Safe: A Penguins Guide to Playground Safety by Margery Cuyler. I lucked into this one! I found it at Half-Price Books! It's perfect to read before your first recess and talks about slide, monkey bar and even general playround safety. Very cute, too!
The Recess Queen by Alexis O'Neill and Laura Huliska-Beith. A classic--another one to read before recess (addresses bullying). Kids love it.
I Ain't Gonna Paint No More by Karen Beaumont. BRILLIANT book! Great to read before you introduce paint--where it goes and where it doesn't go. Illustrations are wonderful, it rhymes, and it almost has the word "butt" in it. One of my all-time favorites!
Little Tiger is Loud: A Book About Using Your Inside Voice by Susan Hood and Barbara Nascimbeni. I just got this last night at Barnes and Noble. It's a pop-up--usually a no-no in my room, but it was too cute to pass up, and does address an issue that's always a problem in my room--loud voices!
Hmmm...I wonder why I'm so broke?