I am so excited to have stumbled upon some AMAZING picture books for my elementary Makerspace over the past couple years! There is nothing quite like kicking off Makerspace time or a STEM challenge with a captivating read aloud to encourage our students to make meaningful connections with text and inspire them to play, explore, invent, and create. (Read more… Read More
Most elementary teachers know just how powerful a carefully selected read aloud can be. Picture books can instantly captivate a squirmy class of first graders, bring wide-eyed wonder to middle elementary, and spark deep and intellectual discussions with upper grades. One of my favorite ways to use read alouds with my little ones is use them to kick off STEM… Read More
Learning by doing. Learning through play. Hands-on learning. We all know that these are the ways young students learn best, right? For decades, early childhood experts have maintained that children learn most effectively through hands-on learning experiences. It’s the same reason why we pull out those math manipulatives and STEM Bins® on a regular basis. And it’s the same reason that… Read More
I am so excited to share an all new chapter book series that you and your kiddos will LOVE! The “Zoey and Sassafras” series, written by Asia Citro and illustrated by Marion Lindsay, blends science with lovable characters, peaking curiosities of young readers with just the right amount of make-believe. These books are ideal for independent reading for second and… Read More
Tonight on Literacy Centers Made EASY @iteachtvnetwork on Periscope, I shared six simple ways to conserve and reuse paper in your literacy centers. I also shared how to implement digital porfolios using the SeeSaw app for iPad. CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE 15 MINUTE REPLAY! Styled images by Jen Jones of Hello Literacy and Fonts by Kimberly Geswein.