One of my favorite classes to teach is literature. I have always loved teaching the wonders of books. When a child begins to understand how stories are constructed it helps the story come alive. It also provides them the proper tools as they begin to write their own stories. In our literature class today I… Continue reading Story Mapping with Pout Pout Fish in the Big-Big Dark
We have been on break for Thanksgiving for the past week. The five day break was so needed. We spent several days sleeping in and lounging around the house. We also enjoyed hanging out with family and friends and eating some really yummy foods. I simply love the holidays! This morning I knew I needed… Continue reading 25 Graphic Organizers for Literature
I am always on the lookout for free online programs for the girls. So when I discovered this list of 11 Free Reading Websites I instantly checked it out. My girls absolutely love stories (they get it from their momma!!). I encourage you to check out the blog and visit each of the sites to… Continue reading 11 Free Reading Websites
I know, you probably are wondering like I was, Is this forreal?! Yes it is! In fact, I just finished registering my three year old, Lourdes, for this program. I can’t wait for her to receive her special books in the mail! Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library was launched in 1995 with the vision to “foster a… Continue reading Free Books Every Month for Your Child 0-5
On Sunday Lela and I made our way across town to our first Mother & Daughter Dinner Book Club. I am a book lover and after reading a book (good or not) I always want to discuss it. I truly believe the learning happens in the discussion. So after many months for searching for a… Continue reading The One and Only Ivan
This week for our Current Events class Lela choose an article from TimeKids magazine that discussed a recent survey about how much water kids are (and are not) drinking. She enjoyed reading the article and was inspired to conduct her own survey asking children about water. This is where she needs your help.Could you please help… Continue reading Help Lela, Let Your Kids Take This Survey!
I remember so clearly my mom making me choose an article from the paper and write a blurb about it. In addition to my school work, this was her weekly assignment I had to do. Now like most middle school students the idea of more work was not my idea of fun—at all. However, I… Continue reading Freebie: Our Current Events Curriculum