Best Books for Summer!

Summer is heating up, my teacher friends! Here in North Carolina, it’s so humid outside it feels like you’re trying to breathe mayonnaise. That’s why it’s nice to settle down in the air conditioning with little ones, a popsicle, and some super summer read alouds! Check out these suggestions guaranteed to make children (and you)…

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Responding to Books

Reading is an obvious way that students can learn at home—and being quarantined at home certainly gives them lots of opportunities! (Personally, I’m working my way through The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin.) That’s why I thought you might like these printables that encourage students to respond to literature.  Click here for this book report…

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The Draft, Round TWO

I’m not a sports fan. It’s just not my thing. Whenever people have a conversation that involves sportzing, I get this glazed look on my face and begin to plan my method of escape. But when co-bloggers Karen and Diane discussed creating a “Best Picture Books Draft,” series of blogs, I decided I could get…

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A Very Hungry Birthday

The classic story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, was published 50 years ago! That little critter deserves to eat through 50 cupcakes in celebration. Eric Carle, who is now 89 years old, originally titled the book A Week With Willi Worm before he ended up going with the caterpillar and butterfly theme we…

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