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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, Heart Health Day will be held in February, where everyone is encouraged to wear red.

2020-2021 Read Aloud Videos

In September, the book "Giraffes Can't Dance" (written by Giles Andreae and illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees) was chosen to represent Self-Awareness. You can watch the read aloud video for September here.

In October, the book "Whoever You Are" (written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Leslie Staub) was chosen to represent Respect. You can watch the read aloud video for October here.

In November, the book "What Can a Citizen Do? (written by Dave Eggers and illustrated by Shawn Harris) was chosen to represent Citizenship. You can watch the read aloud video for November here.

In December, the book "How Full is Your Bucket?" (written by Tom Rath & Mary Reckmeyer, and illustrated by Maurie J. Manning) was chosen to represent Caring. You can watch the read aloud video for December here.

In January, the book "Percy Gets Upset" (written by Stuart J. Murphy) was chosen to represent Self-Control. You can watch the read aloud video for January here.

In February, the book "Last Stop on Market Street" (written by Matt de la Pena and illustrated by Christian Robinson) was chosen to represent Empathy. You can watch the read aloud video for February here.

In March, the book "Salt in His Shoes" (written by Michael Jordan and illustrated by Kadir Nelson) was chosen to represent Perseverance. You can watch the read aloud video for March here.

In April, the book "The Empty Pot" (written and illustrated by Demi) was chosen to represent Trustworthiness. You can watch the read aloud video for April here.

In May, the book "What If Everybody Did That?" (written by Ellen Javernick and illustrated by Colleen Maden) was chosen to represent Responsibility. You can watch the read aloud video for May here.