K-5 Literacy

Grab That Rabbit! 1st Grade Storytime

I've recently started planning my outreach storytimes around new books that have struck my eye as good read-alouds. My first attempt at this lesson planning style begins with Grab That Rabbit by Polly Faber and Briony May Smith. Despite its less mediocre Goodreads reviews, Grab That Rabbit is a great read aloud and is the… Continue reading Grab That Rabbit! 1st Grade Storytime

K-5 Literacy, Storytimes

Winter Activities for K-5 Storytime

Winter is coming! And so is the time for winter storytimes. I facilitate a toddler storytime at my library, but I also go out to local schools and do outreach with Kindergarteners, 1st graders, and occassionally older grades. For additional resources, see my Winter Storytime and Cold Weather Animals Storytime. Those storytimes were designed for toddlers, but combined… Continue reading Winter Activities for K-5 Storytime

K-5 Literacy

The Dewey Decimal States of America

I have a class from a local Montessori school that visits me once a month at the library for outreach programs. We have toured our main library, worked on digital literacy skills, and today, we learned the basics of researching The United States. What We Learned I started our lesson by reviewing how to choose… Continue reading The Dewey Decimal States of America

Book Reviews, K-5 Literacy

Strong Female Leads & Fantastic Graphic Novels: My November Reads

November is almost over and I read some great books during this month! Check them out!The links in this post lead to the book's corresponding Goodreads page. Rosie Revere and the Raucus Riveters: The Questioneers by Andrea Beaty Ages 7-10 Rosie Revere, Engineer is turning into quite the franchise. Rosie is now the leader of… Continue reading Strong Female Leads & Fantastic Graphic Novels: My November Reads

K-5 Literacy, Storytimes

Manners & Being Nice Storytime

Books for the tots People Don’t Bite People by Lisa Wheeler  Oh No, George! By Chris Haughton  Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Antony for kindergarten+ Giraffe Problems by Jory John and Lane Smith We Don't Eat Our Classmates by Ryan T. Higgins Copy Cat by Ali Pye Activities Song Time! The following two songs are adaptations of classics. Whenever I… Continue reading Manners & Being Nice Storytime

K-5 Literacy

Creepy / Spooky 3rd Grade Literacy Activities

3rd graders are an interesting crowd. They still love a silly story, but they are just starting to get to the age where they are "too cool" for picture books and silly songs. Here is a lesson I did during October for two 3rd grade classes. Books Creepy Pair of Underwear by Aaron Reynolds Okay,… Continue reading Creepy / Spooky 3rd Grade Literacy Activities