Books worth reading to students

Rocking in my school shoes

Pete the Cat: Rocking in My School Shoes - Eric Litwin, James Dean

This book has a wonderful sing-song story. Pete the Cat goes to school in his school shoes. The book talks about everywhere he goes at school. I would read this book to kindergarten students during the first week of school. The Lexile level is AD600L. After reading, I would get them to color their own school shoes and then take them on a walk around the school to learn about where each place is (lunchroom, playground, bathroom, gym, etc.). Then students could create a map of the school with crayons and construction paper. They could put their school shoes on a chart that will be outside our classroom door to tell others where our class is everyday when we leave the room.