Hey there friends, Here in Washington state, our Spring break isn’t until April and we can hardly wait for some consistent sunny weather! With Spring in the air, the excitement for Earth Day is building so I thought I would talk to you about some of the activities I have done with my students and my own kids over the years plus share some fun virtual Earth Day activities, too. Earth Day is a fun holiday in our house because my kids have always loved taking care of the Earth and I love that compassionate side of them. Mason, my oldest, vowed at an early age that when he grew up, he would … [Read more...] about Virtual Earth Day Activities, Earth Day Read Alouds, & More!
Hey there friends, This week here in Washington we have had some beautiful sunny days (in between the random snowstorm) and it has me so excited for spring. I don’t know about you, but the sun just brings me to such a better mindset on anything and everything. Beach Field Trip With sunny weather on the brain, I started thinking of my absolute favorite field trip we took every spring when I taught 1st grade. I even took my own kids on the field trip when I was on maternity leave. The trip to the beach at Brackett's Landing was always a first-grade favorite. We would venture out on a … [Read more...] about Resources for Planning a Beach Field Trip
Happy March, friends! Are you looking for activities for St Patrick’s Day centers, parties, or for some whole group fun? Here are 4 of my favorite St Patrick’s Day classroom activities that both you and your nuggets will enjoy. Leprechaun Gnomies Craft First, you must check out my adorable craft that will brighten any bulletin board this March. I couldn’t resist creating these leprechaun gnomes. I had so much fun mixing and matching colors and fun scrapbook paper prints. This St Patrick’s Day craft provides multiple options for making unique leprechaun gnomes that your nuggets will … [Read more...] about St Patrick’s Day Classroom Activities
Hey there friends, Man, there went February. Our road trip made it fly by so quickly and I will tell you after visiting some of the southern states I am ready for spring and some much-needed sunshine. It is raining like crazy here in Washington state, I am afraid Noah’s Ark might float by soon. Typically when I am planning my Guided Reading with a Purpose resources, I look at the reading comprehension skills and find books that showcase those strategies. Well… this week I fell in love with these books and knew I had to find an appropriate comprehension strategy to apply to these mentor … [Read more...] about How To Teach Summarizing