This is a predictable text sight word reader including the words "have," "we," "in," and the months of the year.
This reader introduces students to important national holidays, seasons, and/or weather associated with the months of the year. The holidays included were deliberately chosen to satisfy recommendations by the National Council for the Social Studies and numerous states’ specific standards for kindergarten curriculum. It is aligned with the Common Core Standards.
There are two versions of the book; the second provides space for students to add their own illustrations and labels to remind them of other possibilities associated with the month (St. Patrick’s day, the start of fall, their birthday, etc.)
The reader is accompanied by a Teacher Notes page, which includes the following:
Brief directions about the text
Ideas for how to use the text to focus on time and important characteristics of each month
Suggested follow-up questions based on the Common Core Standards
A read-aloud connection with ways to engage students in thinking more carefully about each month