Each new school year begins with a flurry of activity... setting up your classroom, getting to know your students and parents, onboarding a new teammate, attending professional development, and the ... Read More about 5 Reasons You Should Use Back to School Read Alouds
I can’t recommend Mad-Libs-Style activities enough in the elementary classroom. Honestly, I recommend them with middle school, high-school, and college students. I was at a bridal shower recently ... Read More about Mad-Libs-Style Stories
There are some skills that can’t be covered enough. Summarizing fiction stories is always one of those skills. Even when students properly summarize various parts of a story, they can always use ... Read More about Festive Summaries and Read Aloud Recommendations
I love using acrostic poems in a variety of ways. Many teachers incorporate them into their poetry units or use them as a fun filler activity during special school days or holidays. But they can be ... Read More about 7 Ways to Use Acrostic Poems in Your Classroom!
Did you know February is Humpback Whale Awareness Month? Starting in 2008, the Hawaii governor brought this month into commemoration in order to honor humpback whales and celebrate their migration ... Read More about 6 Activities to Observe Humpback Whale Awareness Month
As you might know, I love kicking off themed units, holidays, and more with a read aloud. Reading aloud to students is one of my favorite things... the discussion, questions, engagement, community ... Read More about The Best Read Aloud Books to Honor Presidents’ Day