One of the things that I promised myself that I would do this year (I somehow did not have time to squeeze it in last year and I MISSED it) is Author of the Month. I love how the children get excited about the Author of the Month and are really able to identify certain authors/illustrators by just hearing and looking at the books. I have a fairly good collection of the certain authors that I like and am always "on the lookout" for more copies at garage sales, library sales and book orders. I also go to the public library and clear their shelves of that particular author!
Some of the authors that I have used in the past (and will use again) are listed below. I have linked all of them to their websites. There are often interviews and other fun things on the websites that will enhance your author studies!
I also decided that I would make a special place in the classroom for the monthly books. In the past I have used a washtub or a basket but this year you will not have any doubt where they can be found!
My lovely assistant Natalie holds up the "before" picture. It is a metal tub that I bought at The Christmas Tree Shop years ago and holds (or used to hold) my magazines.
I decided to paint it yellow. Many of the baskets in my room are yellow. It makes the long, cold winter seem sunnier! Used Krylon....think that I like my Rustoleum better but it worked for this project.
Why is it that I thoght that this would work???? Never underestimate the power of PRIMER!
After 2 coats of Rustoleum 2x Primer, I was ready for the YELLOW!
I love the way it turned out. Very bright and cheery. (My spraypaint table is a chunk of tile and plywood floor that came out of our dining room when we remodeled, I did not paint directly on the floor!)
Ta Da!! Now all it needs is the books! I wonder which author will be first?
Who are your favorite authors?
Bee the Change~