Author: Bill Martin Jr.
A classic book read aloud by Ms. Debbie!
Title: Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Author: Bill Martin Jr.
This book is relevant to what's going on right now. It follows two families — one white, one black — as they discuss a police shooting of a black man in their community.
Title: Something Happened One Day
Authors: Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins and Ann Hazzard
Listen to Ms. Alexandra read aloud a book from Epic books!
Title: Saving the Alligators
Author: Emma Bland Smith
Today's read aloud is not from a Q300 staff member, it's from a second grade student! Oceana likes this book because kindness makes her happy.
Title: I Am Kind
Author: Suzy Capozzi
This is a fable about giving (not always wisely, but deeply) and taking (often without thought but almost always with profound consequences). It follows the relationship of a boy and a tree, from the boy's childhood through old age.
Title: The Giving Tree
Author: Shel Silverstein
This is an informational text about tigers!
Title: Flying with a Tiger
Author: Elana Kopel
This book is a good reminder about mindfulness, to notice the world around us and to appreciate the here and now.
Title: Here and Now
Author: Julia Denos
This read aloud is not from a Q300 staff member — she's the Interim Commissioner of the New York State Education Department. She oversees the work of more than 700 school districts with 3.2 million students; 7,000 libraries; 900 museums; and more than 50 professions encompassing nearly 900,000 licensees.
Title: What Do You Do With An Idea?
Author: Kobi Yamada
Listen to this nonfiction read aloud about coding with ScratchJr. After the read aloud, try coding your own project!
Title: Coding With ScratchJr
Author: Adrienne Matteson
This book proves that positive change is possible for each and every one of us. Can you guess who is reading this book aloud?
Title: The Bad Seed
Author: Jory John
Henry and his dog Mudge venture out into the wet and happy world of spring!
Title: Henry and Mudge in Puddle Trouble
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Lots of people are resistant to change. Let's see how Chester and Wilson adapt to having a new kid in the neighborhood.
Title: Chester's Way
Author: Kevin Henkes
Today we have another Todd Parr book that teaches us the importance of being proud of who you are!
Title: Be Who You Are
Author: Todd Parr
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I love this story because it's about celebrating differences, challenging stereotypes, and being yourself.
Title: Morris Micklewhite and the Tangerine Dress
Author: Christine Baldacchino
What do you want to be when you grow up? In this book, the children in Mrs. Madoff's class take turns introducing special visitors.
Title: Career Day
Author: Anne Rockwell
This was one of my favorite books when I was a kid. Now, I read it to Nora all the time! I hope you enjoy it!
Title: Are You My Mother?
Author: P.D. Eastman
Ms. Maria is back! She's reading a book about a power outage in NYC.
Author: John Rocco
It's okay my baby won't listen to me read. It's okay the lighting in the back isn't quite right. It's okay I don't look perfect. In today's book, you'll learn it's ok to be who you are.
Title: It's Okay to be Different
Author: Todd Parr
This is a very sweet story about two friends taking care of each other. I hope you enjoy this read aloud by our extraordinary second grade teacher, Ms. Stephanie!
Title: Maddi's Fridge
Author: Lois Brandt
Today's read aloud is from Dr. Composto -- our District 30 Superintendent. You may have seen him at our school on occasion. He's basically our principal's principal. Dr. Composto is in charge of all the elementary and middle schools in our district! That's about 30 schools.
Thank you Dr. Composto for taking time out of your busy schedule to read aloud to our Q300 students.
Author: Laura Kelly Fanucci
Here's a tale of a boy who sets sail and finds he prefers the comforts of home. Today's read aloud is by Mr. Edwin -- our gracious ENL teacher.
Title: How I Became a Pirate
Author: David Shannon
Ms. Jenny is back! Today she is reading aloud a story about a bear whose hat is missing. This book has a mischievous ending...let's listen to see what happens.
Title: I Want My Hat Back
Author: Jon Klassen
Today's read aloud is by our wonderful paraprofessional, Ms. Sandra! She chose this book because she loves how the family went through all these obstacles together and made it home safe. Enjoy!
Title: We Are Going on a Bear Hunt
Author: Michael Rosen
Engineers make new things to solve problems. Some engineers use light and sound to make things. In this book, you'll learn how engineers use light and sound to design all kinds of things! Enjoy this book narrated by our first grade teacher, Ms. Cristina.
Title: Engineering with Light and Sound
Author: Ashley Chase
Today we have another Tomie dePaola book read aloud by our terrific Teacher Assistant, Ms. Gabby.
Title: Charlie Needs a Cloak
Author: Tomie dePaola
Each weekday by 9am, I'll post a video of a Q300 staff member reading aloud a story.
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