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Monthly Read Alouds

About the Read Alouds

Each month, Dr. Quinn, Dr. Polychronakos and Mr. Coniglione will read a book to elementary school students based on that month's character pillar. The overall theme, "Choose Kindness, Be Mindful" is incorporated into the books that have been chosen for each read aloud.

Additionally, there are certain days of each month that Comsewogue will participate in to spread awareness of these character pillars. For example, February 7th is Heart Health Day, where everyone is encouraged to wear red.

Read Aloud Videos

In September, the book "In My Heart" (written by Jo Witek and illustrated by Christine Roussey) was chosen to represent Self-Awareness. You can watch the read aloud video for September here.

In October, the book "Enemy Pie" (written by Derek Munson and illustrated by Tara Calahan King) was chosen to represent Respect. You can watch the read aloud video for October here.

In November, the book "Maddi's Fridge" (written by Lois Brandt and illustrated by Vin Vogel) was chosen to represent Citizenship. You can watch the read aloud video for November here.

In December, the book "A Sick Day for Amos McGee" (written by Philip Stead and illustrated by Erin Stead) was chosen to represent Caring. You can watch the read aloud video for December here.

In January, the book "My Mouth is a Volcano" (written by Julia Cook and illustrated by Carrie Hartman) was chosen to represent Self-Control. You can watch the read aloud video for January here.

In February, the book "Hey, Little Ant" (written by Phillip and Hannah Hoose and illustrated by Debbie Tilley) was chosen to represent Empathy. You can watch the read aloud video for February here.

In March, the book "After the Fall" (written and illustrated by Dan Santat) was chosen to represent Perseverance. You can watch the read aloud video for March here.

In April, the a bunny left the book "Guess How Much I Love You (written by Sam McBratney and illustrated by Anita Jeram) at Dr. Quinn's house and was chosen for our Special Read Aloud! Watch the special read aloud video here. Also in April, Dr. Quinn, Dr. Polychronakos and Mr. Coniglione read the book "All My Stripes" to represent the character pillar of Trustworthiness. Watch the video here!

In May, the book "Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse" (written and illustrated by Kevin Henkes) was chosen to represent Responsibility. You can watch the read aloud video for May here.

In June, the book "It's Mine!" (written and illustrated by Leo Lionni) was chosen to represent Fairness. You can watch the read aloud video for June here.