Poetry Anchor Charts with Elementary Kids

Poetry Anchor Charts

Back in April, during National Poetry Month, I was getting ready to start a poetry unit with my 3rd grade students, and we inadvertently created the most wonderful poetry anchor chart ever!  We like to call it our “Poet-Tree”!  Here’s what happened… I started out asking my 3rd graders, “What is Poetry?” to get some…

This Book Will Not Be Fun!

Author: Cirocco Dunlap

Illustrator: Olivier Tallec

Summary: As you begin reading, you are assured by the mouse that there will NOT be any excitement and absolutely NO FUN in this book. But with surprising twists and turns, you and your kids will be in tickles as crazier and crazier things begin to happen! This book is sure to become a family favorite!

Digital Citizenship for Middle and High School

Digital Citizenship for Middle and High School

As the end of July nears, most educators start thinking more and more about beginning of the school year plans…and one BIG plan that’s a must in today’s digital world is teaching kids how to be  good digital citizens.  In fact, digital citizenship for middle and high school students is just as important as it…

Introduction to Science Activity

Introduction to Science

Want a fun activity to do with your kids on the first week of school? Then this Introduction to Science activity is just the thing! It’s hard to believe, but I’ve been out of the 3rd grade classroom for 8 years now!  Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely LOVE being a librarian.  But…every now and then…

Sea Monkey & Bob

Author: Aaron Reynolds

Illustrator: Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Summary: Sea Monkey and his pal Bob the puffer fish both have very strong fears. One is afraid that he will sink, while the other is afraid that he will float up to the surface of the ocean. Will they find a way to help each other with their fears AND find a way to enjoy life in the ocean? You and your child will be sure to smile at the humorous illustrations in this book!

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