3 hours ago
Are you a fan of fractured fairy tales? I am!
Josh Funk has taken this concept to a whole new level with his It’s Not a Fairy Tale series. In these stories, the fairy tale characters refuse to listen to the storyteller and will not go along with the original story. As you might expect, hilarity ensues!
So far, this series includes the following tales:
• It’s Not Little Red Riding Hood
• It’s Not Hansel and Gretel
• It’s Not Jack and the Beanstalk
My kids love hearing the back-and-forth banter between the narrator and the fairy tale characters. These books always get some big belly laughs, which is a win in my book! Have you read any of these books yet? If so, which fairy tale would you love to see @joshfunkbooks write about next?
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3 days ago
❤️❤️❤️Reading is not only a meaning-making transaction between the author and the reader, it’s a magic-making experience and sharing this magic with students is one of the greatest gifts teachers can give their students, virtually or in person.
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4 days ago
Balloons Over Broadway is not your average Thanksgiving book. This one tells the story of Tony Sarg, a master puppeteer who helped create the first helium-filled balloons that are now a staple of the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade.
Many classrooms now use this book as inspiration for their own school-wide balloon parades. Whether your kids watch these parades as spectators on the sidelines or through videos online, let them describe their favorite balloons with a fun kid craft. Swipe to take a peek. You can find this craft along with more activities for Balloons Over Broadway in my TpT store. This resource has printable and digital options.
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5 days ago
With the holidays quickly approaching, there are many important lessons students can learn from books to help encourage gratitude and thankfulness. Here are some books about gratitude and thankfulness that you can read together. I encourage you to share these books not just at the holidays, but throughout the whole year. bit.ly/36QxMQz ... See MoreSee Less
6 days ago
The turkey fell into the pond?
The pies were sold out?
The class bunny ate the salad?
Mashed potatoes on the wall?
Sounds like a 2020 Thanksgiving, right? But this is what happens in Thanksgiving at the Tappletons’. Fortunately, this family comes to realize that there is more to Thanksgiving than a turkey and the trimmings.
After reading this story, kids can make their own Thanksgiving placemat craft that opens to reveal a piece of writing. Since this will be a Thanksgiving like no other, students can share a memory, things they are thankful for, their favorite Thanksgiving foods, a holiday gone wrong, or something else. You can find this activity in my TpT store. Tap the photos for more info.
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