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Nonfiction Monday: Night Shift

It's almost time for Labor Day, the day we celebrate the everyday worker, so here is fiction-nonfiction pair about the workers children seldom see, the night shift...

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Night Shift
by Jessie Hartland

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Children's Books

When you go to bed, who is hard at work? The night shift! Explore the world of workers who start work when you go to bed and end their "day" when you wake up.

Pair With

Night_shift_daddy_2Night Shift Daddy
by Eileen Spinelli (Author) and Melissa Iwai (Illustrator)

Reading level: Ages 4-8
Hardcover: 32 pages
Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children

Before he goes to work, Daddy shares the evening with his daughter. Then he tucks her into bed before he goes to work. In the morning he comes home from work and she tucks him into bed before she goes out to play.


Enchanted Learning has Labor Day crafts, coloring pages, online painting, and community helper printable books.

Find "Every Job is Important" coloring pages and an Occupation Charades game at Danielle's Place.

Print the Community Helpers coloring pages at Apples4theteacher and use them to make a class book.

Use Labor Day - Kids Work Too! as a discussion starter for talking about how everyone's work is important, even the kids can do.

Also at Apples4theteacher, the Online Community Helpers Word Search selects 8 different community helper words each time you play. (Can your students beat the clock and find all 8 words in 5 minutes?)

Visit Education World for weblinks about the history of Labor Day.

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