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Photo books filled with pictures of your students, are a wonderful way to welcome young students to your classroom, to build your classroom community, to comfort children when sad, and to authentically engage children in literacy.
This bundle contains 4 editable book templates designed to be used at the beginning of the school year. Print and laminate these books and include them in your classroom library. Children will read them all year long. The , and include Google slides versions, and additional templates allowing you to create digital versions of your books to use in your online classroom.
- Before school begins, send your students their own copy of Use the PowerPoint or Google Slides editable template, to create this sweet booklet. In it you can introduce yourself and a few details about your classroom. Using photos and simple read aloud text, children will be able to see some of what to expect when the school year begins. In a new update for 2020, additional templates are included that allow you to address new routines that might be put into place due to Covid-19. Video instructions are included, as well.
- In each child has a page dedicated to his/her family photos. In this book, five color choices are provided, each with the option for 1-4 photos, for a total of 20 page templates to choose from. Seeing pictures of their families helps to comfort children when they are sad, and sparks conversations between children, helping to build your classroom community.
- The title question in, "?" can be answered as you read this book with your students. Each page features a photo of one child, and their name beneath their photo, allowing every child, regardless of age and ability, to read this book independently. Students learn to recognize their own names, the letters in their name, and those of their classmates. And, at the start of the school year, this book is instrumental in helping young children learn each other's names,
- is a 14 page PowerPoint file, with space to include 39 photos of your students with their families, arriving at school, playing, and being reunited with their families or caregivers at the end of the day. Add this book to your collection of "books about separation." It provides a reminder that "grown ups come back," while including all the different kinds of families and caregivers that exist in your class.
Creating these books require a fair amount of upfront preparation, but you and your students will reach for them all year long.