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A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin

Reading this book to my students in Phnom Penh meant that many of them had never experienced long, cold winter nights, but they could all relate to the temptation Little Snow felt when the bed was so “puffy and big and bouncy.” Kids who are stuck at home right now may get ideas! This is… Continue reading A Big Bed for Little Snow by Grace Lin

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The Ladybug Race

Enjoy a read aloud of, The Ladybug Race, written and illustrated by Amy Nielander and published by Pomegrante Kids, a division of Pomegranate Communications, Inc.  This amazing wordless picture book tells the story of ladybugs racing to cross a finish line first, but wait, there is a bigger lesson here than who is the fastest...what… Continue reading The Ladybug Race

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Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen

Chris Van Dusen's beloved characters of Mr. Magee and his little dog Dee win the heart of every reader! In Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, Van Dusen has this duo head off for a day's adventure of fun on the water. Their day of boating takes an unexpected turn when one playful whale… Continue reading Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen

Writing Camp

Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 10

Hi Writers, Mocha wants to be part of writing camp too. I hope you don't mind. Today Mocha and I will show you how we organize our materials for writing. Maybe it will give you ideas for how to set up your writing space. https://youtu.be/-lSxLGbez60 Here is where I write each day. You can share… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 10

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The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How to Poems Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How to Poems Selected by Paul B. Janeczko and illustrated by Richard Jones is a fun book of poetry that will inspire you to write your own poems. I would like to share a few of the poems with you! https://videopress.com/v/1r7nieYT?posterUrl=https%3A%2F%2Fteachersbooksreaders.com%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2020%2F03%2FIMG_6666-rotated.jpg&preloadContent=metadata @lryan61 shares a few poems… Continue reading The Proper Way to Meet a Hedgehog and Other How to Poems Selected by Paul B. Janeczko

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Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 9

Hoppy loves to put his whole face in the snow. Hi Writers, Happy Monday! Today we will learn another strategy to try as you draft. Don’t forget to add your writing to Padlet so I can write back to you – https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg. https://youtu.be/ei_gUWpTcYE Here is the writing I did on Friday. Did you see the information… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 9

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Happy Birthday to The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow!

What makes this book lovable? You'll be tickled pink by the author's descriptive language. You certainly won't feel blue as you enjoy the vibrant illustrations. You may be macaroni & cheesin' about the "How To" writing that highlights how modern-day crayons are made. Exactly one year ago today (March 19, 2019) The Crayon Man: The… Continue reading Happy Birthday to The Crayon Man by Natascha Biebow!

Writing Camp

Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 6

Hi Writers, Today we learn how to make a plan for our writing. I also tell you about Ranger and how he got in some trouble this morning. Thanks, Izzy, for sharing your writing on Padlet. I loved reading your story. https://youtu.be/lp-RHXOfnD8 Writers – you can add your pieces to the Padlet board too.  https://padlet.com/tbmulligan/xtj7jk1467zg.… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 6

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Awesome Read Aloud Resources

With so many students being out of school, families are looking for read alouds to keep the love of reading alive. Check out these great resources! Author Kate Messner has compiled so many resources from fellow authors and illustrators. https://www.katemessner.com/read-wonder-and-learn-favorite-authors-illustrators-share-resources-for-learning-anywhere-spring-2020/ Author Susan Tan put this YouTube channel together. Books, art, and more... Pernille Ripp compiled… Continue reading Awesome Read Aloud Resources

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Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Kids love Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae, but they love it even more when it has sounds and songs. After reading this aloud to a first grade class recently, the students all stood up and cheered. The book was front and center at their meeting place on the rug, but Novel Effect, a free,… Continue reading Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae and Guy Parker-Rees

Writing Camp

Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 4

Hi Writers, This is how Ranger looks when he has to wear his coat. Sometimes, he even refuses to walk, and I have to carry him to the car. Now you know why he keeps "losing" his coat. https://youtu.be/ArjCqzS6-Lw You can add your writing to our Padlet Board. Families – the Padlet Board is safe… Continue reading Writing Camp with Hoppy and Ranger: Session 4