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When Charlie McButton Lost Power by Suzanne Collins and Unplugged by Steven Antony make great additions to bookshelves in the classroom and at home. Both books tell the stories of what happens when the main character loses access to power – meaning no access to their beloved electronic devices. These stories are great for teaching kids […]

May 6, 2019

Teaching kids about limiting screen time through picture books

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Maybe only my fellow teachers who graduated in the early 2000s will relate to this, but I feel like this meme is always necessary as we transition into the month of May… I cannot find the original source of this meme! Lo and behold, it’s gonna be May! (snicker, snicker 🤣) How is that even possible?! […]

April 29, 2019

End of the year activities | May classroom activities

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​As the end of the school year approaches, I wanted to share some of my favorite read-alouds with you! These books are appropriate to read in kindergarten through the fifth grade classroom, all helping you close out the school year and transition your students into the next grade.  Love Is by Diane Adams Love Is tells the sweet […]

April 19, 2019

10 Read-Alouds to End the School Year

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This post shares my favorite penguin books for kids, along with paired ELA activities that support vocabulary, comprehension and a variety of standards-based skills appropriate for grades kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Today, I’m sharing six of the best penguin books for kids! These picture books are great for classroom read-alouds or snuggling up […]

January 16, 2019

The Best Penguin Books for Kids

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One of my favorite new book releases this holiday season is Santa Bruce by Ryan T. Higgins. Santa Bruce is about a grumpy, yet oh-so-lovable bear who is mistaken for Santa. Though he’d rather be hibernating, he pulls through for the forest animals and  gives presents to all. I created a free Santa Bruce craft that you […]

December 17, 2018

Santa Bruce Craft

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I’m so excited to share this free printable with you today! After seeing Kelle’s family-oriented holiday bucket list over at ETST, I thought how wonderful it would be to draw up a holiday bucket list for the classroom! Each list has fifteen different activities and tasks that promise to add a little holiday magic to […]

November 29, 2018

Holiday Bucket List for the Classroom

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This post shares my favorite Holidays Around the Word books for kids for the 2018 holiday season. There’s a mix of old favorites and new, all perfect for kids and students ages 3- to 8-years-old.   Today, I’m sharing EIGHT of my favorite Holidays Around the World-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your […]

November 21, 2018

Holidays Around the World Books

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This post shares my favorite gingerbread-themed books for kids for the 2018 holiday season. There’s a mix of old favorites and new, all perfect for kids and students ages 3- to 8-years-old. Today, I’m sharing TEN of my favorite Gingerbread-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach kindergarten, first grade, […]

November 20, 2018

The Best Gingerbread Books for Kids

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This post shares my favorite Christmas books for kids for the 2018 holiday season. There’s a mix of old favorites and new, all perfect for kids and students ages 3- to 8-years-old. Today, I’m sharing TEN of my favorite Christmas-themed picture books and activities that will fit right into your curriculum whether you teach kindergarten, first grade, […]

November 19, 2018

The Best Christmas Books for Kids

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Today, I’m excited to share my new favorite Thanksgiving read-aloud, Balloons Over Broadway by Melissa Sweet, along with some ELA activities you can incorporate into your kindergarten, first grade, and second grade classrooms. (PS. I definitely think you could use them with your third graders, too!) I’ve talked a lot recently about the library of read-aloud activity sets that […]

November 16, 2018

Balloons Over Broadway Activities

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