May Book Suggestions - Adventures of a 4th Grade Classroom

May Book Suggestions

May 17, 2020 No Comments

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba and Bryan Mealer

The power of a book is amazing! In The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, William Kamkwamba, who lives in Malawi in Africa was unable to attend school, but he did not let that hinder his love of learning. He was interested in learning how things work, so he went to the library in his community (a donation from Americans) where he read lots of old science textbooks, which eventually helped him save his village. He learned how to build a windmill and from that windmill his community was able to have electricity which eventually saved his village. This is a beautiful book about the power of education, the power of knowledge and how it can change an entire community. I highly recommend this book to show your students how their education can make a difference in the world.  We don’t learn just to pass a test, but we learn so we can use our knowledge to make our world a better place.

Be You! By Peter Reynolds

A few weeks ago I ordered some books from Scholastic and I added the book Be You! by Peter Reynolds and I was blown away. I love a good picture, but this one is definitely a new favorite of mine. It’s a book about being yourself, being adventurous, courageous, being different, being connected with people. It’s the perfect book for anyone right now, but especially for new graduates. I’m currently planning an end of the year prayer service for my school and this is the book that I’m using to lead the prayer service. If you haven’t had the chance to read this one yet, I highly recommend it!

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Welcome to Adventures of a 4th Grade Classroom! Im a 4th grade teacher who loves motivating my students through a love of the great outdoors. I enjoy creating resources for teachers to use their classrooms. I also had the opportunity to be the 2017 Iditarod Teacher on the Trail and travel to rural Alaska by bush plane!