Sometimes One can feel like a small and lonely number. One teacher sits alone in her home classroom. One third grader tries to find a quiet place in a bedroom, dining room, or kitchen. We are each one square in a checkerboard of faces on our screens. The oneness of teaching and learning from home… Continue reading The Power of One: Every Act of Kindness Counts, written by Trudy Ludwig and illustrated by Mike Curato
A girl. An elevator. A magic button. Have you ever wanted to press a button to open a door into a new world or exciting environment? I imagined this often as a child, and now, during this time of COVID-19, I find myself wishing it again! Young Iris gets that experience in the new picture… Continue reading Lift by Minh Lê and Dan Santat
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?