Books for Earth Day- Top Picks

Being a book girl, you know I love pairing great literature with our themes.  Here are my top picks of Earth Day favorites. I love the book The Wump World by Bill Peet.  The little Wumps are so cute, and it has such a great message.  The kids always seem to make great connections to […]

Stone Soup!

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This was a really fun week for me at school. My class did a little ELA unit using the story Stone Soup. I used the Reading A-Z version for the students, and then read aloud the classic Marcia Brown version. We compared and contrasted the folktales with an anchor chart: For writing, I used this […]

The Gingerbread Man: LOOSE in the SCHOOL!!!

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 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 […]

Bugs in My Hair! If you can’t beat them, TEACH them, right?

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Thanks to Deanna for another week of great books! BUGS IN MY HAIR!!!! First off, I want to say that I love David Shannon. I just love his style of illustrating. In his new book, Shannon  covers a topic that people don’t generally think of happily- HEAD LICE!! Yes.  That is what I said. A […]