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Interactive Read Aloud: My Mouth is a Volcano

Do you know this book, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook?  It's a great book to read at the beginning of the year, especially if you have some kids with active volcanoes.  😉

Everything You Need to Know About Interactive Read Alouds

Read Alouds are one of the single, most important activities you can do to support a child’s learning.  I have gathered all of my interactive read aloud blog posts in one place.  Learn why you should do them, how to do them, how to plan, different ways to prepare and more!  

Interactive Read Aloud: Chrysanthemum

Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes may just be the greatest back to school book of all time.  Ask any primary elementary school teacher and they'll probably tell you it's in their top 5!  It is definitely one of my favorites and for that reason, I have just created an Interactive Read Aloud to go along with it.  Keep reading to find out what all is included in this resource.

My Summer To Do & Bucket Lists

Hello Summer!  It is the first Sunday of Summer Break, arguably, the best day of summer break because you don't have to set an alarm clock for Monday.  I don't know about you, but I'm all about making to do lists and I make several big ones for the summer.  Keep reading to see what I have on all of my lists and how you can get some fun to do and bucket lists that you can use!

Senior Walk: An End of the Year Tradition

Did you see this article floating around about a senior walk that was started in Texas? Well, I did, and I LOVED the idea so I shared it with my principal who shared it with other principals who decided we needed to start it in our district too.  And so began the annual Senior Walk!

How to Do Interactive Read Alouds

You know I love Interactive Read Alouds, right?!  They're one of my favorite activities to do in the classroom because of the conversations we have and ALL of the skills my students are practicing.  Check out this blog post HERE to read all of the reasons why you need to be doing them.  Anyway, I wanted to write a post about HOW to do them.  I want to back up and give you the basics of what an Interactive Read Aloud looks like and some tips to make them successful.  Keep reading to learn more about my favorite, essential activity in any classroom.  

Interactive Read Aloud: Last Day Blues

Do you know Julie Danneberg's beginning of school year book, First Day Jitters?  It's probably one of your favorites, I know it's mine.  Well, did you know she's got a just as adorable end of the year book too?  I know, right?!?!  It's called Last Day Blues and it is just about the cutest end of year book there is.  I have created an Interactive Read Aloud for that book and I am so excited about it!

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