My family loves camping. During camping season weekends couldn’t come fast enough. We would load up our travel trailer and just go. Recently, there have been a few books published about camping that my students and I have just loved and made so many connections too. Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate is one of those… Continue reading Grandad’s Camper by Harry Woodgate
I See You See by Richard Jackson and illustrated by Patrice Barton As a teacher I’m always mindful about reading lots and lots of incidental diversity stories to my students. When I think of incidental diversity, I think of a story that has a character (main character) from an underrepresented community, where the story is… Continue reading I See You See
We recently read a book in my classroom that reminded me why incidental diversity books are so important in any literacy rich classroom. Incidental diversity is when a story includes characters that depict our world and the story isn’t about overcoming their identity. This story Hot Pot Night! by Vincent Chen is a simple text… Continue reading Hot Pot Night!
“When we love someone, Papi tells me, we sing to them, we send our love through song.” Ernesto Javier Martinez I have holes in my classroom library where beautiful stories are waiting to fill. I notice the holes each and every time I hear of a story just like the one I’m going to share… Continue reading When We Love Someone We Sing to Them: Cuando Amamos Cantamos
“This book is like a hug!” calls Marta from across the screen. “I know but I can’t figure out if I want to hug Ren or hug them both,” Brandy adds. It was the end of our virtual school day and the time of the day where we read a book for the purpose of… Continue reading A New Kind of Wild by Zara Gonzalez Hoang
“After the storm, the sun comes out, and a rainbow fills the sky!”- Share Your Rainbow: 18 Artists Draw Their Hope for the Future by Various (Author), R. J. Palacio (Introduction) As we approach this new school with uncertainty and unrest I can’t help but to find ways to center myself with hope. This will… Continue reading We Should Be Looking for Rainbows by Lynsey Burkins