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6 More Important Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Children

If you've been following my blog this summer, you know I've got a new mission: to support parents and families in reading to their children.  We know that reading aloud to our kids is so important.  I'm back to tell you 6 more (REALLY) important reasons why you should read to your children.

5 More Tips to Get Writer's Workshop Up & Running

I love writer's workshop!  I've had the chance to go to Columbia University Teacher's College in NYC for the Reading & Writing Project run by Lucy Calkins twice for writing!  Writing has gone from my least favorite to one of my most favorite subjects to teach.  I want to give you 5 tips more tips to get writer's workshop up and running.  Want to see the first 5 tips? Check out >>THIS<< blog post.5 tips for K-3 teachers starting writer's workshop.

Interactive Read Aloud: First Day Jitters

It's the first day of school and what book is ALWAYS in my plans?  First Day Jitters by Julie Danneberg.  Always!  This is the perfect read aloud for the first day of school and this interactive read aloud resource is the perfect companion.  Keep reading to see why.


My Classroom Theme & Why it Hasn't Changed in 10 Years

Bees!  It's my classroom theme and has been pretty much since the beginning of my teaching career.  If you're the type of person who changes themes every year, way to go!  More power to you!  Changing themes each year is not my thing and I'll share with you why.  If you're a newer teacher, this blog post may just be for you.  Don't feel overwhelmed with trying to keep up with that Pinterest classroom.  Do your thing and don't make it too hard.

4 Important Reasons Why You Should Read to Your Children

Reading to your children is one of the best things you can do to prepare them for school.  My new project, RACE: Read Alouds Connect Everyone-RACE With Your Family, is here to help you learn more about reading to your kids.  Keep reading to find out why it is so important!

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!  
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