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Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:)  I love the visual "connection" picture that it makes in the kids heads. -the {ART} of learning: {Text Connections}

Have the students write down a text connections that they make during their independent reading time on a slip of construction paper, share, and then categorize them into the three text connections. Once categorized, connect them to create paper chains:)

Welcome the kids home from their last day of school with summer treats.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL SURPRISE! Designed To Dwell: School's Out For the Summer! What a fun treat to have waiting for the kids when they get home from their last day of school.

25 Amazing Books for Teaching about Art   By Marcia Beckett    Art Books for Kids... MY list of favorite books for teaching about art.  I highly recommend checking them out through the library first to see if they are going to be useful for your curriculum and particular teaching situation.

25 Amazing Books for Teaching about Art

25 Amazing Books for Teaching about Art By Marcia Beckett Art Books for Kids. MY list of favorite books for teaching about art. I highly recommend checking them out through the library first to see if they are going to be useful for your curriculu

We are going to be taking it fairly easy this summer (we all need a little time to decompress) but we wouldn’t be true to ourselves if we didn’t have a summer reading list in place. I’ve gathered some chapter books that I’d love to read aloud to my daughter this summer, I’m not sure we’ll get through all of…

Elementary Summer Read Aloud Booklist

Classic Novels for Kindergarten - Intentional Homeschooling Classic novels to read aloud for Kindergarten (and those aged Kindergarten Classic Novels

DIY Storm in a Jar Experiment

50 Of The BEST DIY Crafts Ideas For Kids

books for kids who like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

Books for Kids Who Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid

If You Like Diary of a Wimpy Kid, You Will Also Like These Books. If your children love the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books, you’ll want to keep them reading with other books they will love just as much. (And are about the same reading level.

If you have a hard time coming up with ideas for playing with your baby, here are 45 things I do with Dylan to help spark your imagination. I also write at Love’s Backyard. Please join me there for advice and inspiration for parents who want connected, cooperative, delightful relationships with their kids. EVERYDAY PLAY …

45 Things To Do With A 6 Month Old Baby

If you have a hard time coming up with ideas for playing with your baby, here are 45 things I do with Dylan to help spark your imagination. I also write at Love’s Backyard. Please join me there for advice and inspiration for parents who want connected, co

A great list of books that take kids on a trip across the globe -- perfect for studying geography and cultures around the world!

Around the World in 30 Books -- A Trip Across the Globe

A fun way to travel the globe -- read about different countries & cultures around the world!: A fun way to travel the globe -- read about different countries & cultures around the world!

Free Book Report Printable - Great for lower primary grades. It also could be a nice idea for a summer activity to keep the mind working. I like the idea of creating a sort of ongoing binder tracking their fave books over a period of time.

Free Printable Kids Book Report Worksheet by B.Nute productions Summer is definitely upon us, and summer reading is here! This year we h.

I love to start the year with Peter H. Reynold's books like The Dot and Ish. Both books are great for teaching kids that it is okay to take risks and make mistakes. Those books also go very well with

An Easy Activity to Promote Growth Mindset (Create Dream Explore)

An Easy Activity to Promote Growth Mindset in the elementary classroom. Chalk talks are great for making thinking visible. This activity works well in and fifth grade and beyond. Perfect back to school activity for the first week of school.

The best chapter books to read aloud to kids!

62 Essential Read Aloud Books for Families

Essential Poetry Books for kids

Poetry Books for Kids - The Pleasantest Thing

We enjoy reading poems for kids. In fact, I choose & Pleasantest Thing& as the name of my site based on Robert Louis Stevenson& The Swing. put together a book list of poetry for kids that I know you will love.

Thanksgiving book list for preschoolers!  I love the illustrations in these books, your kids will love them! #thanksgivingbooks

Thanksgiving Book List for Preschoolers

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