Take Home Book Packs

The best way to ensure success in school, is to get kids reading!  If we can get the parents involved and show students from a young age how much fun reading can be, then we've done our jobs.  Take Home Book Packs are a great way to strengthen the home-school connection.  These packs provide quality time for the families to sit and enjoy reading books together and to have fun completing activities that go along with the books.

 For these packs, I chose classic books that I know families will enjoy reading together. (Affiliate links are listed below for easy shopping.)
Books include in these packs are:

Each pack that goes home contains one book and two activities for the families to enjoy together.  The families get to keep the pack for the whole week so they can read and do the activities as many times as they would like, and also because I know how busy the weekdays can be with after school activities!

I've had different types of Book Packs throughout the years, but this year I updated the activities and gave the covers face lift so they all look a little prettier!   
chicka-chicka-boom-boom-take-home-book-pack  corduroy-take-home-book-pack
the-missing-mitten-mystery-take-home-book-pack  the-mitten-take-home-book-pack
if-you-give-a-mouse-a-cookie-take-home-book-pack  if-you-give-a-pig--pancake-take-home-book-pack
the-snowy-day-take-home-book-pack  where-the-wild-things-are-take-home-book-pack

The skills covered in the activities are:

Letter Recognition
Beginning Sounds
CVC Words
Sight Words
Number Recognition 
Number Order 
Counting by 10s
Counting Backwards from 20 
Sorting Objects 
Story Retelling

In my classroom, participation in the Book Pack Program is optional, so I send home an information sheet with a permission slip at the bottom for the parents to return if they would like to participate. 

To keep track of who has which Book Pack each week, I have a simple spreadsheet with the name of each pack down the side, and I write the student's name next to the pack they select to take home.

My new Book Packs are available now in my Teachers Pay Teachers store if you would like to make some for your students!  
Take Home Book Packs, book companion
(click the picture to go my TpT store)