German Village. Our German Village time included shopping at a store where seniors make crafts to sell, Golden Hobby Shop, a trip to Starbucks for something warm while it rained all day, a stop to one of our favorite book stores The Book Loft, and dinner at the first Max and Erma's. I was in the mood for bargains and found some to share with you this week.
I picked up A Garden of Opposites by Nancy Davis for a few reasons. First, I thought my emerging readers would love the one word labels on each page while reading. Once the reader knows and understands opposites I think the illustrations will be very supportive for early readers. They are simple, colorful, and focused on just one word labeling the illustration. The Common Core asks K students to clarify the meaning of unknown words and I can easily see my K students asking for clarification for the words dull and alike. Young students love opposites and I think while reading this they will instantly engage them with guess/reading the second word in the pair of opposites. Opposites are antonyms and this book is a great way to introduce this to any elementary classroom.