Impress your principal, parents, and even yourself as students engage in both fun and learning right up until the last bell rings before Winter Break with the 5 Day Classroom Countdown! All teachers know the last week before the winter break is difficult to fill. Students are … [Read more...] about 5 Day Classroom Countdown to Winter Break!
Bonaparte Falls Apart by Margery Cuyler Bonaparte is afraid of going to school because he is literally falling apart. His friends try to help him with creative solutions, but they fall short. Finally, a "service" dog comes to the rescue by fetching Bonaparte's bones, which helps … [Read more...] about October Interactive Read-Alouds 2018
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
How to Catch a Leprechaun A clever book for St. Patrick's DayI am hooked on the "How to Catch a..." books by Adam Wallace. They are extremely clever and kids love studying the details of the illustrations. In "How to Catch a Leprechaun" the witty and mysterious leprechaun … [Read more...] about How to Catch a Leprechaun Interactive Read-Aloud
Creepy Pair of Underwear Lesson Plans and Craftivity It's now February and when I asked my students what their favorite read-aloud from the year was so far, at least half of them said Creepy Carrots. We read Creepy Carrots back in October and they all absolutely loved … [Read more...] about Creepy Pair of Underwear Read-Aloud and Activities