Category: Writing

“Poetree”

Written by Shauna LaVoy Reynolds Illustrated by Shahrzad Maydani This is a popular book, at least locally. I had wanted to share this post back in April, during National Poetry Month, but it just became available at the library. I think poets have a…

New Featured Book: “The Fourteenth Goldfish”

To my happy surprise, this book was filled with science concepts, scientists, and believing in the possible. πŸ™‚ Gosh, I needed some of that right now. Listening to the audiobook made me smile even more, because the reader captured the different characters so well–their…

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…

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. πŸ™‚ A sentence starter class book….

Tuesday Morning Reads for March 6, 2018

Fort Building Time by Megan Wagner Lloyd. Illustrations by Abigail Halpin: Granted I was the type that was an indoor fort builder, with couch cushions, pillows, blankets, etc. but I could still relate to this great fort building book…a fort for every season! I…

An Indoor Hike? Part 2

Last week I shared about the efforts my co-teaching partner and I took to create an indoor hike experience for our kindergarten students, with my post, An Indoor Hike?  The goal for the following day was to use the eggs as a word box…

An Indoor Hike?

This week in kindergarten our theme is hiking and the things you would see on a hike. πŸ™‚ To set the mood, our principal donated this amazing tent: My co-teaching partner gathered up a bunch of camping, hiking, and nature books and put them…