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10 Free Read Aloud Videos Sites You Can Enjoy Right Now

Check out the best picture book read aloud videos sites and Youtube channels. Video read alouds from publishers and actors as well as astronauts! Spanish read aloud videos for bilingual students as well! A list of the best sources for where to watch video read alouds for Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students. Great ideas for teachers in many of the videos as well!

As schools become more digital and virtual learning becomes more of the norm, it’s more important than ever to find picture book bread aloud videos. What is more unifying than the shared experience of a story? I mean this for EVERY GRADE! Read aloud videos for kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth, fifth grade AND BEYOND! […]

Social Distancing, Hand Washing and Mask Wearing Books For Kids

Social distancing, hand washing and face mask wearing books for kids! Stopping the spread of germs and viruses and keeping good hygiene can be difficult in schools. These books are great for teachers to teach kids to stay socially distant, to wash their hands and how to wear masks to kids and students. Most books are appropriate for K, 1st, 2nd, 3rd or 4th grade. Fun, quality stories to teach elementary students to stop the spread of germs especially for Kindergarten, first, second, third or fourth grade.

Social distancing, hand washing and mask wearing books for kids? These are difficult times, and making good choices to stay healthy and keep good hygiene (or as good as possible) is important. Books, as with everything, are an excellent way to teach your children or students about staying socially distant, washing hands and how to […]

What Are Some Surprisingly Easy Social Distancing Classroom Setup Ideas?

Check out these social distancing classroom setup ideas for elementary teachers. Classroom desk arrangement social distancing with student desks and tables. Options for flexible seating, classroom supplies, carpet spots. Also ideas to make distance learning easy for teachers. Want a socially distant classroom layout? Ideas for that as well to help make your year as fun as possible for Kindergarten through upper elementary kids!

As we go back to school this year, you’re probably looking for social distancing classroom setup ideas. For many, 6 feet of separation isn’t possible. Many are going to have to get rid of some of their comfy, soft flexible seating and look for something new. We also need to think about keeping each child’s […]

Virtual Read Alouds with Google Slides

Check out these can't miss tips to get you started with virtual read alouds FREE and EASY! Distance learning has made us all turn to digital read alouds, and these ideas, lessons, lesson plans, and activities will make it easy for you. A free Google Slides resource with linked Google Docs comprehension journal response questions included to get you started! How to make virtual read alouds happen including the lesson, discussion questions and prompts. Free resource for Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade students!

Have you tried to do virtual read alouds? Maybe you’re doing virtual read alouds because of distance learning due coronavirus pandemic/ Covid-19. Perhaps you’re in the classroom and you’re trying to simplify your read alouds. Regardless of your situation, Google Classroom, Google Slides, and Google Docs can be powerful tools to make your life easier […]

How To Run Engaging Digital Book Clubs And Guided Reading Groups Right Now

Want to make digital book clubs or digital guided reading groups happen? This suite of free tools will help you run virtual book clubs. Tips, ideas and strategies for teachers and students in elementary to have digital book clubs. Ideas for Kindergarten, first, second, third, fourth or fifth grade kids. Distance learning book clubs or for any time if you want to go digital. Plus a free book club resource to get you started!

Are you trying to figure out how to make digital book clubs happen? Are you completely overwhelmed with the options and want to know what the best digital book club option is? Do you want digital book club tools? Do you want to know the best digital book clubs strategies? I’ve been slowly taking my […]

Virtual Classroom Discussions

Check out these ideas and tools for your virtual learning classroom discussion. Teaching ideas for distance learning to keep having rich classroom discussions. Free tools and tips for elementary students and teachers to implement in their elementary education classrooms for reading, math, special education and more while teaching distance learning.

Not all classrooms are face-to-face, but discussions are still very important. It helps students share their ideas, hear new ideas and learn how to respond respectfully to new ideas. Learning is constructive! Distance learning or virtual learning is becoming more and more prevalent at all levels of education, so providing opportunities for virtual classroom discussions […]