February Read Alouds


February Picture Books for the Classroom

Hey y'all! We made it through the holidays and we're in the downhill swing. The rest of the year is going to fly by. But first, let's enjoy the little things. February is the sweetest month of year and the time for some of my favorite read alouds. Here they are in no particular order:
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1. Love
This is one of my absolute favorite read alouds. Unfortunately, I can't get through it without crying. It's a super sweet message about what love is and how you can find it in the simple things in life. Total tear jerker.

2. Love Monster
This sweet book is all about loving people for who they are. Monster looks everywhere for love, and finally finds someone who loves him just the way he is.

A new twist to an old tradition. Groundhog is tired of the same old question, so he decides to take a spa day instead. This hilarious book is sure to have your students excited about Groundhog Day. 

This fun fiction book is full of facts about groundhogs. It reads as a picture book, but your students will learn all kinds of things about groundhogs. And it's perfect for teaching perspective and point of view. 

Learn all about Presidents' Day with simple picture book. The class puts on a play for the holiday and informs readers all about the presidents honored on this day. 

This book is great year round, but I especially like if for our black history unit. It's perfect for teaching students to respect each other as well as themselves, and to celebrate each persons' strengths. (It's also great for testing season when tension and anxiety are high!)

7. Hidden Figures
An excellent addition to your book collection, Hidden Figures illustrates how four black women made history at NASA during a time of segregation. Many of us read books about the civil rights movement and black history during February, but this book offers a  slightly different perspective. Written in story form, this nonfiction book will have your students asking questions and talking deeply about the text and history.

8. Mae Among the Stars
Mae Jemison was the first African-American woman in space. This inspiring true story about her journey to become an astronaut will encourage your students to follow their dreams while also teaching them about a remarkable woman in black history.

What are your favorite read alouds for February? Let me know in the comments. And I hope you found a new favorite or two, also. I hope you have a wonderful week!

Stay cozy,

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