Month: November 2016

Featured Book: “A Friend for All Seasons”

Author: Julia Hubery; Illustrator: Mei Matsuoka Book Summary: “Robbie the Raccoon and his friends love Father Oak and worry that he is sick when his leaves begin to turn color and fall off, but Robbie’s mother explains what the change means and helps him…

The Struggles of Scientists: Book Connections

I just came across this great find! https://ww2.kqed.org/mindshift/2016/05/26/14-books-that-connect-students-with-valuable-scientists-struggles/

“The Busy Little Squirrel”

Written for a PreK-1st audience, follow the busy little squirrel as he prepares and priorities the different needs for the changing seasons. Also, see all the animals he interacts with along the way (mouse, robin, owl, etc.).   Great for a read aloud, due…

Ways to Build Your Classroom Library

Hello Everyone! I just came across this great site that describes 18 ways to build your classroom library. Yay Literacy! http://www.blairturner.com/2015/05/classroom-library.html

Literacy and Science…a powerful path!

I came across this site: http://minds-in-bloom.com/stem-i-fying-classroom-finding-r…/ While looking for some STEM ideas for the classroom. There were several reasons I really connected to the ideas it featured and the author’s motivation: 1) I love the approach toward the integration of STEM by starting with…

Found a good science story? Please Share!

Have you come across a good fictional story that demonstrates science concepts and/or practices? Please consider letting me know, by filling out this form! 🙂 https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfqzZvmuySXiWDHViNOqVgBL6hVc8NOoppkIBbFtTjG9zSsEA/viewform?c=0&w=1 More information about how I view fictional stories in science found here.

All About Rain

Book reviews and classroom connections coming on these books! So excited to see this multicultural posting! Getting them reserved now through my local library. I am happy to see two of my already featured books on the list! http://coloursofus.com/multicultural-childrens-books-rain/