Building Proficient Readers, Writers, and Thinkers Readers. Writers. Thinkers. ----> Three critical educational goals we have for every student. With no time to waste, the beginning of the school year is a perfect opportunity to develop and refine these … [Read more...] about Back to School with Paired Texts
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 … [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
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 … [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 … [Read more...] about When Spring Comes Interactive Read-Aloud