Sequence of Events with Snowmen at Night

I love pairing authentic read alouds with classroom lessons and activities. Using a read aloud where your learners can relate to the topic or excites them makes the introduction to the activity more engaging for everyone. One of my favorite winter books is Snowmen at Night. Of course, creating a sequence of events activity is […]

Penguin Center for Teaching Short Vowels

Penguins, penguins everywhere! And for a very good reason…they are so adorable. Creating literacy centers that are fun for learners might include a cute critter to catch their attention. This free penguin center is a great way to engage learners while teaching short vowels. Short Vowels Short vowels are the cornerstone of learning to read. […]

20 Gingerbread Books for Little Learners

Teaching our little learners about gingerbread is such a fun unit to get to explore this time of year! They’ll love learning about gingerbread men, gingerbread houses, and more! There are so many fun ways to go through this unit and watch them learn. It’s even more fun as you read through gingerbread books related […]

Sentence Building Made Easy

Writer’s Workshop was hands down my favorite part of the day while in the classroom.  The challenge of turning my students into great writers was something I looked forward to every day. Unfortunately, writing didn’t come easy to a lot of my students.  Sentence building seemed to be the hardest part for some of them. […]

Warning: Snowmen At Work!

When I began teaching, I thought that I had to follow my yearly curriculum by the week.  No….by the day.  After a few years into my career, I realized how oh-so-wrong I was!  Never did I anticipate all the crazy hiccups that came with the job. Furthermore, the flexibility of the job was by far […]

How Penguin Activities Help Students Learn Informational Texts

When winter rolls around, my daughter just can’t get enough penguin activities. These little birds are the cutest with their little short bodies and waddles across the ice.  She laughs and giggles every time we see them at the zoo.  Of course, when I go to switch out my seasonal books I have to make […]