...and don't we all need to breathe a little right now? This beautiful book by Dr. Melissa Munro Boyd is fully named: B Is For Breathe The ABCs of Coping with Fussy and Frustrating Feelings" Dr. Melissa Munro Boyd is a Clinical Psychologist and United States Army officer who works with behavioral health disorders and… Continue reading B Is For Breathe
Before we left school due to COVID, one of my sixth grade book clubs had just finished a book that they wanted to blog about. If you are a fan of the Among the Hidden series, you will love the new Greystone Secrets series by Margaret Peterson Haddix. The first book, entitled The Strangers, will… Continue reading The Strangers by Margaret Peterson Haddix
A Sharing of My Best Friend by Julie Fogliano & Jillian Tamaki This was a different kind of reading summer. Normally, I go to local libraries on hot days, browse the recent releases in the children's section for hours, and check out stacks upon stacks of beautiful books. I visit small, local bookstores and linger… Continue reading I Have Missed Books
Nine year old Chakra Sreekanth started working on this book in Kindergarten. With a little help from his parents, by the start of his second grade year, he was a published author. I’m always inspired by authors’ stories. Chakra’s and his parents’ work is awe inspiring. At this tender age, he recognizes the value of… Continue reading All Shapes Matter by Chakra Sreekanth
Every year around this time, I start to get the itch to teach again. I’ve had a few weeks to decompress after the hustle and bustle of the end of June and some time to reflect on the school year. I look back and think about what worked, what needs to be tweaked, and what… Continue reading Reimagining Interactive Read Aloud for the Fall
It’s a tremendous honor to join the TBR blog this school year. I am beginning my twentieth year as an educator, and my sixth year working with third graders. I’m looking forward to sharing books, building my library, and creating a passionate reading community in my classroom. I recently found out that my school district… Continue reading Can I Give You A Squish?