Happy Dance and a Giveaway! :) - One Extra Degree
Can you hear me screaming all the way in Ohio?! Because I am. 🙂 Friends, I finally completed my very last grad school class!!! I am a FREE woman! Seriously, I am so happy to be able to focus on my family and school now… without one more additional layer. I can’t even articulate what …
Sid the Seed
This is an online version of 'Sid The Seed' by Daniel R. Pagan. Sid loves his home underground and does not want to grow up and venture into the big world outside until......... This is a beautiful story with multiple teaching points, and an inspiration for young children who are waiting to grow up to be the best they can be!
Valentine Writing Activity - Classroom Freebies
Have you ever wondered how you could hug a porcupine? Well, read this adorable book to your class and find out how! Then, have your students complete this cute writing activity! Head on over to my blog to grab your free copy and to learn about a Valentine’s Day classroom management idea! Click my button ... Read More about Valentine Writing Activity
Must Have Picture Books!
Linking up with Lindsey @ The Teacher Wife for some book idea swappin! I absolutely love reading (...and buying) new picture books, so I couldn't resist! So here are some of my faves... (If you click on any of the images it will take you to Amazon to check out more about the text and/or buy it...I know...I am making it way to easy to spend money ;) 1. "Are You Quite Polite?" and "Smelly Locker" by David Catrow. These are great for the beginning of the year when establishing rules, routines…
A GREAT new book by Julia Cook! But It's Just a Game is a fabulous resource to use with kids to teach them about balancing screen time and video gaming with real life. Wonderful metaphor in the story - instead of a "game controller", become a "life controller".
14 Children’s Books to Welcome Spring
Today is the first official day of spring. On the vernal equinox, the tilt of the Earth is neither towards, nor away, from the sun. In the Northern Hemisphere, spring means the return of warmth and flowers and butterflies. Pin It Here are 14 children's picture books to welcome back spring with open arms: Pin It And Then It's Spring, by Julie Fogliano; illustrated by Erin Stead (Ages 3+): A clever little narrative about patiently waiting for the brown of late winter gradually gives way to the…
The next Picture Book...
On my last few appearances I'd often been asked about my next book. I'd always mention that this year will see the publication of a few Elephant & Piggie books and a new Pigeon book (The Duckling Gets A Cookie!?), but the last book of the year will feature all new characters and it's been kind of a secret. Until now, when I show the cover: Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs as retold by Mo Willems is my version of the classic Dinosaur Fairy Tale. It is very loosely based on one of my annual…
Silly Mcgilly - St. Patrick's Day Book
Purchase Silly McGilly St. Patrick's Day book and doll set. This beautifully illustrated hardcover children's picture book comes with an adorable plush leprechau
Three Cheers For Old Clothes!
I Like Old Clothes (text copyright ©1976) by Mary Ann Hoberman is a celebration of secondhand and hand-me-down clothes. In a poetic style that is fun to read aloud, a little girl explains why she
The Slightly Annoying Elephant - My Book Corner
David Walliams has turned his hand to picture books. Yep. It’s a winner. The Slightly Annoying Elephant, like any good picture book … has a lesson to observe … Lesson No 1: always, always read the small print!! Those adverts encouraging you to adopt a cuddly tiger / panda [ insert name of fabulous animal here ] are oh, so Continue Reading