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Book of the Month

We will continue our tradition of all classrooms reading the same book each month to build our students’ vocabulary and academic language.  Our book this month will be Yard Sale by Eve Bunting and illustrated Lauren Castillo. In this story we meet a family that has to leave their house and move to a small apartment. They learn that it’s hard to let go of things—but having one another is what counts. The new place is “small but nice.” Mom says, and most of their things won’t fit so they are having a yard sale. It’s difficult to watch people buy your stuff, even if you understand why it has to happen. With sensitivity and grace, Eve bunting and Lauren Castillo portray an event at once familiar and difficult, making clear that a home isn’t about what you have, but whom you hold close,