8 Space Writing Activities for the Classroom

8 Space Writing Activities for the Classroom We just finished our unit on Space which is always a favorite for first graders. This year I introduced a lot more writing into our unit and wanted to share them all with … Continue reading 

Picture Books for the IB PYP Learner Profiles

Picture Books for the IB PYP Learner Profiles I have been collecting children’s books for over 20 years.  I have organized them in several different ways during that time- by theme, by author, by holiday. You name it, I have … Continue reading 

The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story Plus FREE Printable

The Missing Letters: A Dreidel Story  PLUS FREE PRINTABLE I’m always excited to find a new book to share with my class. This week, I discovered a new Hanukkah story and I cannot wait to read it to my first … Continue reading 

Circus Themed Writing, Reading, Math and Craft Activities

Circus Themed Writing, Reading, Math and Craft Activities I  have been looking and looking for good circus related activities to use with my first graders. We do a unit on how we express ourselves and the students use their “talents … Continue reading 

Fortunately by Remy Charlip

Fortunately by Remy Charlip This is such a fantastic story to read and use as a starting point for students to create a, “Fortunately, Unfortunately” story of their own. Fortunately by Remy Charlip Fortunately, Ned was invited to a surprise … Continue reading 

Alien’s Love Underpants Craft and Writing Activity with FREE Templates

Alien’s Love Underpants Craft and Writing Activity Have you read this book??? Honestly it has been sitting on my bookshelf in my class for several years now and only last week did I finally pull it out and read it to … Continue reading