Category Archives: Favorite Books

Otis Books by Loren Long

We’ve been loving the Otis books, by Loren Long, in my kindergarten classroom lately.  I bought the first book to do a few lessons with, and the kids fell in love with the characters.  When I spotted the Otis 4-pack at the Scholastic site, I had to snatch them up.  It’s hard to decide which

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Reading In Kindergarten

I love this time of year, in Kindergarten.  It’s a magical time, when kids go from saying, “I don’t know how to read!” to “Hey, I can read this book!”  I’ve been telling them they could do it all along, but it usually take until about February for the kids to start believing it. Some

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Rocket Writes A Story

I’ve always loved wandering through Barnes and Noble and just looking for books that catch my eye.  I usually look through the seasonal displays of hard cover books first.  I read through books with a “teacher eye” and I’m always asking myself how I could use this book in the classroom.  I’m constantly thinking, “Where’s

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