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. … [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!
Marvelous March Read-alouds for First and Second Graders We chose 7 Marvelous books for our March read-alouds. We picked 'The Luckiest Leprechaun' by Justine Korman because it is an old favorite of ours. We chose to do a compare and contrast with 'The Three Little Aliens' by … [Read more...] about 7 Interactive Read-Alouds for March
February Read-alouds for 1st and 2nd Grade February is a month full of fun holidays. We chose our books for this month to help students celebrate. We LOVE every book selection this month. We closely read each book and spent 3 to 4 days asking text dependent questions as we dove … [Read more...] about Interactive Read-Alouds for February
The Emperor's Cool Clothes Lesson Plans 'The Emperor's Cool Clothes' is a new and modern retelling of the classic tale 'The Emperor's New Clothes'. Lee Harper is a great author and illustrator. He turned this classic into a fun story that kids will love. His illustrations … [Read more...] about The Emperor’s Cool Clothes Interactive Read-Aloud