Aaaarrgghh! Spider! is a short and sweet story about a spider who finds a family. Here are a few activities you can pair with the book.
Kids love word searches! Not only do they give the brain a workout, but they encourage problem solving, help with spelling, and boost the working memory. Over the years, I have used online word search generators, but I have never been happy with the overall appearance. When I make my own, I can get the puzzle to look exactly the… Read More
When I first started teaching primary grades, I found myself with several containers of dominoes in the classroom and I wasn’t quite sure how I should be using them. When I started teaching math workshop it made sense to put these math tools to work in a meaningful way. I decided that one of the best ways to use them… Read More
When you think about monsters, do you picture cute, silly creatures? Or do scary, creepy monsters come to mind? Many kids have a fear of a monster under their bed or in the closet at some point. Books are a great way to help kids work through this fear in a safe way. Keep reading to discover our favorite monster… Read More
If you need some stories to engage and entertain your young readers, look for The Little Books by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. This trio includes Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink. These books put a fun spin on some common childhood predicaments that your students will enjoy! Keep reading to find some fun activities you can pair with each book…. Read More
The beginning of the school year is a busy time filled with teaching expectations and procedures. However, it is also a time to celebrate just how diverse and important each student is to your classroom! Just like a box of crayons, each student plays an important role in the overall picture. For this reason, I love to read crayon-themed picture… Read More