Check out these 20 elementary read alouds for back to school! These fun activities are your survival kit perfect for Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade. TIps and ideas to help you hack classroom management and build community while covering standards!
It’s always a good day to teach your students about environmental awareness, not just Earth Day. There are SO MANY great books out there to teach your students about conservation and protecting our planet. When I first started teaching, it seemed like every teacher knew really good books to read for every holiday, while I […]
Picture books have gotten a bad rap over the years. Teachers, parents and students alike think that picture books are what you should be reading to your students until they can read by themselves and then they should be reading chapter books. THEY ARE DEAD WRONG! I’m here to tell you though: you should be […]
Mentor texts. I feel like “mentor text” is a term that is both over-used and misunderstood. They’re also not utilized to their full potential. Mentor texts are probably one of the most important things you can use in your classroom at any age. They also help you save time, and as teachers, time is the […]
Who doesn’t love interactive read alouds? Even as an adult I still read books aloud. I’m an admitted picture bookaholic, yes. But what about the rest of the world? At what age or grade level should interactive read alouds stop? While I was doing my student teaching, I split my days between a Kindergarten/1st grade […]
Black History Month is right around the corner, and there are SO MANY great books out there to teach your students about African American heritage and history in this country. When I first started teaching, it seemed like every teacher knew really good books to read for every holiday, while I was left asking around […]
There are some AMAZING books out there to drive out the winter doldrums. Books about winter wonderlands and snow-filled adventures. Here is where I’m going to summarize what are some of my favorite books to read in winter. This is by no means an exhaustive list, so if I’ve missed any of what you would […]
The new school year is upon us and I’m here with my recommendations for teaching character education. I’m kind of obsessed with picture books, and I’m convinced there’s at least one picture book for every situation. These books are great for teaching character so your students can grow up to be respectful and responsible human […]