February Read Alouds for the Elementary Classroom
By far February is one of my favorite months for read aloud stories. There are so many holidays and topics that you can incorporate within your daily listening center. You have Groundhogs Day, Dental Health Month, Presidents Day and Valentines Day as well. February offers a smorgasbord of fun stories to share. Here are just a few of my favorites!
Grampie Groundhog decides to turn over the family job of forecasting the weather to one of his grandchildren. But which one? Gregory wants to do it but so does his twin, Greta.
The two draw straws and Gregory wins. Right before the big day Gregory loses his glasses, so it’s Greta to the rescue. Together, the twins announce “Spring is coming!” and everyone celebrates.
Moose’s Loose Tooth
Moose’s Loose Tooth by Jacqueline A. Clarke is such a cute story. Poor Moose has a loose tooth that will not come out. I like that the book shows all the animals working together. It didn’t matter if they were the tallest, strongest or biggest the animals worked as a team. I also liked that everyone who help was thanked by the tooth fairy. I use this book as a way to show team work and how everyone can be a part of the team! Students will love the story as well as the pictures.
The Biggest Valentine Ever
Clayton and Desmond are back for some valentine fun!
When Mrs. Mousely asks her class to make valentines, Clayton and Desmond decide to make one together and give it to their teacher as a surprise. But things don’t go as planned. First Clayton puts too much glitter on the card. Then Desmond puts on too many hearts. Soon the friends are arguing and they rip the card in half. “I’m going to make my own valentine!” they both say and go home in a huff. But then Desmond and Clayton realize that by working together they can make the biggest, best valentine ever! I love to give my students time after this read aloud to create a Valentine with a friend!
Duck for President
My fellow Americans:
It is our pleasure, our honor, our duty as citizens to present to you Duck for President. Here is a duck who began in a humble pond. Who worked his way to farmer. To governor. And now, perhaps, to the highest office in the land. Some say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he is a duck. We say, if he walks like a duck and talks like a duck, he will be the next president of the United States of America. Thank you for your vote.
These are just a few of my favorite February Read Alouds I enjoy with my students. The stories included in this post are also a part of my February QR Code Listening Center Bundle. Wanna try it out and see if it would be a hit in your class? Here is a sample set of the February stories that include 2 differentiated response sheets with audio instructions!