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    June 2021

    It's almost the end of the school year! To finish off the year, I found this great book:

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Thursday Therapy: The Night Before Summer Vacation - All Y'all Need

    The Night Before Summer Vacation by Natasha Wing

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • May 2021

    Happy May! This month has two holidays - Mother's Day and Memorial Day.  To celebrate Mother's Day, I found this great book:

    Stellaluna - Teaching Children Philosophy - Prindle Institute

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Stellaluna by Janell Cannon

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • April 2021

    Happy April! This month I want to share a fun story about Earth Day since Earth Day is April 22nd! Here is my book of choice this month:

    Fancy Nancy - Every Day Is Earth Day - By Jane O'Connor | Children's Earth  Day Books Read Aloud - YouTube

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Fancy Nancy - Everyday is Earth Day by Jane O'Connor

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

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    March 2021

    Happy March! This month I wanted to share a fun story with you! Here is my book of choice this month:

    Hey, That's MY Monster! (I Need My Monster): Noll, Amanda, McWilliam,  Howard: 9781936261376: Amazon.com: Books 

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Hey, That's My Monster!

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

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    February 2021

    Happy February! February is a short month and a fast one! I know we're all getting excited about Valentine's Day and February vacation.  Here is my book of choice this month:

     OLIVIA and the Perfect Valentine (Olivia TV Tie-in): Shaw, Natalie,  Johnson, Shane L.: 9781442484849: Amazon.com: Books

    Check out the audiobook... 

    Olivia and the Perfect Valentine

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

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     January 2021

    Happy New Year! I think we're all very excited for 2021.  It's going to be a great year.  Let's start out with a wonderful read aloud book.  Here is my book of choice this month:

     

    A Bad Case of Stripes (Scholastic Bookshelf): Shannon, David:  9780439598385: Amazon.com: Books

     

    Check out the audiobook... 

    A Bad Case Of The Stripes

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

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    December 2020

    December means winter holidays! It's the best time to cuddle up with a good book, cup of hot chocolate, and sit by the fire.  Here's my book of choice this month:

     

    How the Grinch Stole Christmas! Read & Play with Dr. Seuss app - YouTube

     

    Check out the audiobook... 

    How The Grinch Stole Christmas Read Aloud

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

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    November 2020

    November means Thanksgiving and National Family Literacy Month!!!  Check out this video for the Alden National Family Literacy Month:

    Alden National Family Literacy Month

    National Family Literacy

     

    It's the perfect time to be thankful and grateful.  Looking for some good stories about gratitude?  Check out this audiobook... 

    Please Please the Bees

    Please Please the Bees

     

    If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Alden Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • October 2020

    It's the beginning of Fall and we are FALLing in love with books! If you have any books you'd like to share with me, please email me at kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us with your amazing book ideas!

     

    Want to listen to a story read aloud?

     

    Click here to listen to "The Biggest Pumpkin Ever" by Steven Kroll. 

    pumpkin

     

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us

  • SEPTEMBER 2020

    Hello! Welcome Back to Alden School! I am excited to see you all again to start a wonderful September.  If you have any questions about the reading program or are looking for reading resources, please feel free to contact me.  I'm looking forward to another great school year!

    20 Best Classic Children's Books of All Time - Best Books for Kids

     

    Katherine Ripple

    Reading Specialist

    Alden School

    kripple@duxbury.k12.ma.us