Teach growth mindset, perseverance, and building friendships with read-alouds. Planning our Back-to-School Interactive Read-Alouds truly gets us excited to start a new school year. This summer, we met at the Cheesecake Factory to select books and sketch out plans. Over a … [Read more...] about Back to School September Interactive Read-Alouds
Do ALL teachers hate writing sub plans as much as we do? Whether it's for PD, vacation time, or a sick day,creating plans for a substitute is something many teachers would like to avoid. We even have to admit it may seem easier to go to school while sick than to write those pesky … [Read more...] about Full Day Sub Plans Based on a Book!
Thelma the Unicorn Lesson Plans and Activities I discovered "Thelma the Unicorn" by Aaron Blabey at our school's Scholastic Book Fair. I instantly fell in love with this darling story about learning to love who you are. Thelma dreams of being a glamorous unicorn. … [Read more...] about Thelma the Unicorn Interactive Read-Aloud for Kindergarten and First Grade
When Spring Comes Kindergarten and First Grade Read-Aloud and Activities. Husband and wife Kevin Henkes and Laura Dronzek collaborate to create the story, "When Spring Comes." This beautiful book captures the magic of seasonal change. Henkes' lyrical words, along with Dronzek's … [Read more...] about When Spring Comes Interactive Read-Aloud
and then it's spring Kindergarten and First Grade read-aloud and activities. "and then it's spring" by Julie Fogliano is the perfect book to read to your class those first days of spring. Everyone gets spring fever as they wait for the temperature to raise just enough to … [Read more...] about and then it’s spring Interactive Read-Aloud