Month: April 2018

Tuesday Morning Reads for April 10, 2018

The Cookie Fiasco by Dan Santat: I cannot wait to show this book to my first graders! They LOVE the Elephant and Piggie books by Mo Willems, and this clever mathematical book features them reading this book. 🙂 Dan Santat, the author, does an…

April’s Interactive Bulletin Board!

Happy Earth Day Month! 🙂 For April’s interactive bulletin board, I really dove deep into my creativity (and my spring break time) and created an art piece to serve as the focal point of my Earth Day bulletin board (thanks to the help of…

Sentence Starter Class Book

My 3rd grade co-teaching writing class has been spending some time on academic vocabulary (more on that later), and recently our focus word was “CREATE”. To follow-up our learning of the word “create” I created a creative create activity. 🙂 A sentence starter class book….

Build, Assess, Build Vocabulary with a Wordless Book

A couple of months ago I attended the IABE (Idaho Association for Bilingual Education) Conference. One of the sessions (presented by one of my favorite professors, Dr. Stan Steiner…check out his site HERE) focused on the multiple uses of wordless books. I love a…

Tuesday Morning Reads for April 3, 2018

The Boy and the Whale by Mordicai Gerstein: When a whale gets trapped in a fishing net, Abelardo hurts for the whale, remembering a time when he was once trapped in a net and near drowning. Eager to free the whale, his father strongly…