The children loved reading and acting out the classic book, Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina. The children love to act out the role of the peddler with his colored caps on his head, shaking his fists at the monkeys. It is amazing how these old classics are such favorites in our classroom! Other books they have enjoyed this week are, Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Repetition and rhyming words make these books so much fun to read again and again! Retelling storys using pictures as prompts is one of the first stages in learning to read. Predictable books such as the books we are currently reading in class are designed to to make their texts memorable. Their structure specifically encourages children to chime in as the adult reads and helps them to recall chunks of text during independent retellings.