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
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.
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