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Read Aloud Project Inservice, April 17th

Kindergarten through second grade teachers trained with the Read Aloud Project  (RAP) resources and with the text, Desert Giant. To give the RAP some context, and to explain why building a coherent body of knowledge is vital to comprehension, participants read through passages by… 55 more words


Children's Books (List #1): Learning to Read Aloud To Your Child.

I grew up in a library, most of my friends would consider this a horrible way to spend my early childhood when I could’ve been outside playing in the playground, but the truth is my mom took me to the library because that was where I wanted to be. 831 more words

25 years later and we still enjoy going on a bear hunt

It seems to be a year for anniversaries of children’s books and lucky for me it has included the indisputably cute Alfie and now the perennial read aloud… 210 more words


Weekly Reflection 3-31-14 – 4-4-14

In the past week, I took on more responsibility in my classroom. I led two literacy lessons, which was slightly nerve wracking but very rewarding. Next week, I will be doing an enrichment social studies lesson for six students and I will be working one-on-one with a student in mathematics. 1,370 more words

Weekly Reflections

3 Marvelous Books about Maple Sugaring

With all the maple sugaring excitement around here the last few weeks, I just have to share our favorite books on that sweet subject.

The first is Virginia Sorensen’s 1957 Newbery Award winner: … 281 more words


Starting a New Journey.... Little Pilgrim's Progress

Our homeschool time is limited and that is the excuse I like to use for my absolute failure at Read Alouds.  We’ve had printed books, we’ve downloaded books, we’ve timetabled them in, we’ve started them, oh yes we’ve started them…. 349 more words

Make the Time: 15 things that matter

Time There is only so much of it in each school day.

I always tend to get introspective after a few days away from the classroom so part way through Spring Break I have been thinking about things . 497 more words