Saturday, January 30, 2010

The Bee Tree

"Honey is sweet, and so is knowledge, but knowledge is like the bee that made that sweet honey, you have to chase it with the pages of a book." The Bee Tree, by Patricia Polacco
Patricia Polacco is an author that I truly admire. Her stories have a way to make connections with adults and children, while sharing her own life experiences. The Bee Tree leads to a valuable discussion with children that books, as in life, are full of many experiences and it is important to take risks and explore yourself as a reader and a person. It is only through exploration that you will find a true passion for reading.
My next read-aloud, Pink and Say, by Polacco is a story I plan on incoporating within my next social studies unit on the Civil War. It is a book that was recommended by my media specialist. If it is anything like the other books that I've read by Polacco, than I am sure I will need a box of kleenex nearby!