Category Archives: Favorite Books

Must Read Books For Summer To Avoid The Summer Slide

We all love Summer.  Carefree days of sunshine and playing outside are teamed with family vacations and lazy afternoons.  As a teacher, my mind also goes to the dreaded Summer Slide.  Don’t get visions of a fabulous slip and slide in our head when I mention the Summer Slide.  The Summer Slide is something teachers

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Reggio Inspired: Exploring Trees Through Inquiry Unit

It’s time to start my Reggio Inspired Exploring Trees Through Inquiry unit.  I absolutely love teaching this unit with my kindergarten students and I’ve found that Spring is a great time to begin this unit in kindergarten.  It is such a fun unit that is packed with science, reading, writing, questioning, and excitement!  The unit

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The Mitten: A Felt Story Retelling

I think every early childhood teacher in the country uses Jan Brett’s books in the Winter.  I love The Mitten!  It is one of those absolute-must have  books for the kindergarten classroom.  A few years ago I was lucky enough to have a wonderful parent in my classroom who was incredibly talented.  She saw that

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