Category: Scientists

“What do they do with all that poo?”

Amazon Link to Book This book was an instant grab off of the library shelves for me. I mean, just look at it! The illustrations are fun and inviting and that title! 🙂 I knew this was a must-read for my kindergarten students, really,…

Zoey and Sassafras: Science Process in an Early Chapter Book = Love!

Overview of the Series: Written by a former science teacher 🙂 the Zoey and Sassafras series takes you through the scientific process with your very capable guide, Zoey and her sidekick Sassafras. Zoey is a fan of nature, wonder, questions, and has a strong…

Libby and Wimbley: An Early Reader Science Series

Libby Wimbley: Birdhouse Builder by Amy Cobb, Illustrated by Alexandria Neonakis Libby loves to explore, observe, and is a problem solver. When she and her best friend, Becca, find out that there is a snow day–they are off for an adventure. Following a series…

Featured Book: “Charlie and Kiwi: An Evolutionary Adventure”

I am so happy that a Pinterest search brought this title to my attention! Peter H. Reynolds (amazing author and illustrator) and the New York Hall of Science collaborated on this evolutionary adventure. I have never come across an evolution-based picture book, so I…

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…

1st Grade Researchers!

In first grade we have been learning about astronauts and transportation. Witnessing the student excitement about these topics, my co-teacher and I decided to extend the unit with some choice to learn more about either transportation or space. Using a KWL chart, we gathered…

Featured Book: The Planet Hunter: The Story Behind What Happened to Pluto”

Science fans will love this mix of story biography and nonfiction details about Mike Brown’s discoveries. What I especially loved was how the telling of this story didn’t “start” when he was an adult, already with the title of “astronomer”, but as a child…