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6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

6 Ways To Promote Life-long Readers

As a classroom teacher reading was one of my favorite subjects to teach. I was never much impressed with the curriculum I had as a classroom teacher, so I was always trying to find ways to liven up and add…

Peter Rabbit Fence Building Fun

Peter Rabbit Fence Building Fun

We’ve been reading the classic tale, The Tale of Peter Rabbit and have wanted to add a little bit of rigorous fun for my upper level students.  The end of the year always prompts me to make sure my kiddos…

30 + Favorite Books For Kids 9-12

30 + Favorite Books For Kids 9-12

I had the good fortune of living in the times before VCRs, (what are those?) computers, and video games tempting to take over my time and interest.  Those were good times, right?  What did we do with our time without all…

Book Giveaway: 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell

Book Giveaway: 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell

  A book that has made me think a lot on my actions towards my children is 8 Simple Tools For Raising Great Kids by Dr. Todd Cartmell.  I have read several other books from Moody Publishers and have always…

Activities for Chocolate Fever

Activities for Chocolate Fever

  Seeing the excitement in a child’s eyes when they ask what book will be the next read aloud is one of the greatest joys for teachers and parents!  There’s nothing like seeing the delight in a child who loves to…

Teaching Essentials: Using Trade Books

Teaching Essentials: Using Trade Books

When January comes along some of my favorite units of study are arctic animals and weather.                         To introduce these units I begin with a good trade book (library…

How I Teach Sight Words

How I Teach Sight Words

During my Christmas break I’ve seen a lot of questions about teaching sight words.  I’ve been thinking about this topic myself lately as I’ve been working on assessing my first graders.  I think since sight words are such a hot topic…

Making History Come to Life: Chickasaw Indians

Making History Come to Life: Chickasaw Indians

[ Studying history is just as important as learning reading and math skills.  History allows students to understand society and change.  It provides a sense of identity and inspires us.   I love it when I read a story to…

Faithgirlz Bible NIV

Faithgirlz Bible NIV

This post contains affiliate links. Bean has acquired her first “grownup” bible thanks to the Faithgilz Bible I requested to review! I’d been looking for something a little more “trendy”. The special binding and unique magnetic flip definitely caught my eye!  We’re…

5 Steps For Successful Reading

5 Steps For Successful Reading

During my journey as an educator, I’ve often tutored children for reading.  Many students are labeled as poor readers if they’re not meeting the standards of state tests.  This can be alarming to us as parents if we’re led to believe…