One of my goals for this year is to do more meaningful projects with the children that are centered around children's literature. If you know me, you know that I love children's books-picture books and chapter books. I have now been out of teaching seven years (!) and really feel out of the loop when it comes to the new offerings of books! Subscribing to the Horn book has helped, but I need to make a more concerted effort. If anyone has any great book suggestions I would love to hear them (or of a way to learn about new books).
In an effort to read more seasonal books I have created a book basket that will stay in the hallway outside of the children's rooms. Every month I'm going to switch out new books that are relavent to that month's holidays, seasons, birthdays, special occasions, etc. For the January basket I put winter/snow books and several books that deal with the issue of civil rights (MLK).
P.S. I bought this book basket years ago at Pottery Barn Kids. They are perfect for books because they have a low front and high back. They no longer carry them and I really wish I had bought more!