How We Say I Love YouBy Nicole ChenIllustrated By Lenny Wen How We Say I Love You, by Nicole Chen and illustrated by Lenny Wen, is a perfect book to read as we head into the Valentine's Day season. The story celebrates a multicultural family and all of the ways they show that they care… Continue reading How We Say I Love You
Month: January 2023
Black Boy Joy!
I wrapped up the teaching portion of our mini lesson and began linking our community work to what I wanted readers to try independently. "Okay, you have two important decisions to make as you go off today! First, you'll choose a NEW short story to experience. As I lay out the stacks, I want to… Continue reading Black Boy Joy!
The Coat by Severine Vidal
Many people choose a one-word theme to guide their daily living in the year ahead. Since it’s currently January, social media feeds are filled with these one-word themes offering new intentions and inspiration for all. If you were to choose a one-word theme for your classroom, what would it be? Think about the ways you… Continue reading The Coat by Severine Vidal
Octopuses Have Zero Bones: A Counting Book About Our Amazing World
About a year ago, I was sitting on my couch, when I realized with a shock that I had an implicit bias against nonfiction, and that this bias had not only unknowingly affected my impressions of my loved ones but of my students as well. If you're interested in taking a deep dive into how… Continue reading Octopuses Have Zero Bones: A Counting Book About Our Amazing World
Sometimes, All I Need is Me
Sometimes, All I Need is Me by Juliana Perdomo was the perfect book to read while we reflect on starting a new year. As I read the story to my third grades this morning the room became more settled and a sense of calm filled the air. We usually have a similar feel when we… Continue reading Sometimes, All I Need is Me
I AM QUIET A Story for the Introvert in ALL of Us
Like people, books can be complicated. A quick glance at the cover and an opinion is formed ---“Now that’s a book I'd like to read, or Nah, I’m not into . . .” Time spent within the pages can confirm or change the reader’s initial impression, surprising them as the book’s message is revealed and… Continue reading I AM QUIET A Story for the Introvert in ALL of Us