Red and Lulu is a beautiful story that combines Christmas cheer with the magic of New York City. Within its pages you will find a message about how important it is to be surrounded by love. Here are some printable and digital Red and Lulu activities you can use in the classroom or at home. ABOUT THE BOOK Written and… Read More
If you’ve been around for awhile, you know how much I love to share picture books and chapter books with kids. There’s something so exciting about getting caught up in the characters and storyline. But I also know how important it is to share nonfiction texts with students. Here are several reasons why children need nonfiction in the primary classroom…. Read More
If you want your students to switch their mindset from one of entitlement to one of gratitude, you need to model and instill a community in your classroom that values that trait. Here are three 3 ways to foster gratitude in the classroom. Read Books about Gratitude and Thankfulness This is probably the easiest way to spread this message in… Read More
Kids do not learn at the same pace or in the same way. So when learning doesn’t comes easily, some kids internalize their struggles and question their abilities. So how can we help? We can teach kids the tools and strategies needed to help make their brains stronger. My Fantabulous Brain by Julia Cook shows kids how this works. I… Read More
With election day around the corner, kids are getting curious about what is happening. Here are some picture books about elections to help start a conversation. These stories help explain why it is important to vote, how voting rights have evolved over the years, and show how kids can start taking action from a young age. Click on any of… Read More
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.