The Gingerbread Man: LOOSE in the SCHOOL!!!


 OH NO!  The Gingerbread Man is LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL!!! Not, really, he is just looking for the kids that made him. The Gingerbread Man – Loose in the School by Laura Murray is a terrific book for the beginning of the year, or anytime you want to add a little gingery fun to your […]

The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook- Chapter 1


Yes!  I know, I know. I am a book study junkie.  Today, I am happy to be linking up with Abbey, The Teacher Mom to talk about The Literacy Teacher’s Playbook. We are reading the K-2 version, but there is a 3-6 version also available. So far, it is an easy read, and has been […]

Notice and Note- Session 5


It’s book study MadNesS here in my little neck of the woods! Today is Session 5 of Notice and Note, and I’ve gotta say… this book so far is a lot like reading a college text. It has put me to sleep a few times.  Good stuff, but a bit on the dry side. The […]

Close Reading With Wordless Books


Thanks to Deanna for hosting a linky about my most favorite things- BOOKS! Can you do a close reading with a (nearly) wordless book?  YES!  You CAN!  I am a HUGE fan of David Wiesner’s books and was super thrilled when his latest book, Mr. Wuffles!  won the Caldecott Medal of Honor this year. His […]

Teach Like A Pirate Chapters 18 & 19- Finding A Crew & Finding Treasure


What an exciting adventure this book study has been! I am so sad to see it end.  It has been so thrilling to read and reflect along with all of the wonderful teacher-bloggers, each adding their own perspective and experiences. Thanks to Gina and Jennifer for all their hard work putting this together!   Chapters […]

Ahoy, Mateys! Teach Like A Pirate Book Study- Section One


Finally home from an AWESOME family adventure to California and ready to report my reflections from the first section of the Teach Like A Pirate book study! I greatly enjoyed reading this while we were on the road. It also helped me NOT pay attention to my hubby’s driving!  Hee! Hee! About 30 minutes into […]

Shiver Me Timbers! It’s A Book Study!!


I am SO excited to have been invited to participate in a few book studies this summer!!  The stack if books on my nightstand is growing almost daily! First up is the book Teach Like A Pirate by Dave Burgess. So far I have found it to be very informative, and it has certainly made […]