I am inspired. I feel empowered. I can tell that I have just recently been developed professionally! It would take an incredibly long post to share all of the knowledge I received from attending workshops at EARCOS 2012… so instead, I will share little tidbits at a time. Bite-size nibbles if you will.
The keynote speakers, once again, were fantastic. But I will save that for later. What I want to talk about IMMEDIATELY is the very first workshop I went to, lead by librarian Dr. Peggy Sharp (who pretty much has my dream job, she gets boxes and boxes of books sent to her house, which she then reads, and gives her opinions on which ones are her favorites, and then she goes around and presents to schools/educators/etc. Yeah, so where can I sign up???).
During the conference, Peggy lead 3 different workshops. The first one educated me about new books to use in the classroom for grades K-2. All of the books she mentioned were published in 2011. Since sharing is caring, I am going to attach the handout she provided for us. This handout includes all of the books she talked about, and even includes a couple of activity ideas for some of the books.
Here are my top three FAVORITE books she presented on:
You will here more about this book by Herve Tullet, it is genius. I plan on blogging about it in the future, there are ideas on how to use this book in Peggy’s packet.
Who doesn’t love Mo Willems (I am obsessed with his Pigeon books!).
This book is about Jane Goodall (strategies and ideas for incorporating this book are in the packet).
CLICK HERE to check out Dr. Peggy Sharp’s handout, there is a much longer list of books in this packet.