Valentine’s Day Jitters Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Valentine’s Day Jitters will love this post. It includes information about the book, resource recommendations, and teaching ideas. With themes of compassion, worry and resiliency, this Valentine’s Day Jitters picture book by Julie Danneberg is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. It will … Read more

Islandborn Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Islandborn will love this post. It includes resource recommendations, information about the book, and teaching ideas. With themes of staying on task, focusing, and active listening, this Islandborn picture book by Junot Diaz is a favorite in 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms. You and your … Read more

Sweep Activities and Lesson Plans for 2022

Elementary teachers looking for lesson plans and activities for Sweep will love this post. It includes resources recommendations, teaching ideas, and information about the book. You’ll have what you need for your next interactive read aloud lesson! With a theme of feelings, this Sweep picture book by Louise Greig is a favorite in 1st, 2nd … Read more

Why I Do a Word Problem of the Day

We know that word problems are often a struggle for students. My first year in the classroom, when my students sat down to do the complex, open-ended part of our state assessment in February, I had a gut-wrenching feeling that I hadn’t prepared them. We did some word problems within each of our units. But, … Read more