The Do’s and Don’ts of Science of Reading

Science of Reading is spreading all throughout our elementary classrooms.   It’s an intense, researched based approach to teaching literacy.   I spent this last school year digging deeply into this approach, and I absolutely loved what I learned.  I came up with a list of do’s and don’ts that can help you get started! Tip […]

Weather Books for Little Learners

Teaching little learners about weather is one of my favorite science units.  We experience and see weather everyday and there are so many great hands-on and simple experiments that can enhance a weather unit.  Providing learners with a variety of weather books is essential to help them explore all the science behind the weather we see […]

Butterfly Life Cycle for Little Learners

The best way to teach little learners about life cycle is to experience first hand.  Experience the butterfly life cycle with your learners by watching caterpillars grow, form into a chrysalis and turn into butterflies. The cold weather has passed, which means the little critters are out and about. What a perfect time to get […]

4 Reasons Picture Books are Better

Leveled readers are a great tool to help children develop their reading skills.  Leveled books that are on your child’s independent or instructional level allow them to practice and succeed at many things.  For example, they help with word patterns and sight words.  No matter how great leveled readers are, they are not the best choice […]