Month: May 2022

  • Children’s Books That Are Inclusive

    Children’s Books That Are Inclusive

    Children love books they can relate to. They need to see themselves represented in the pages. Books that present differences help students feel less alone, more connected. I have been carefully scrutinizing children’s books that lift children out of a sense of isolation. The following are books I highly recommend. I am not selling or […]

  • Moments

    I have had lots of time to reflect. The urge to get away to faraway lands is stronger than ever. I remember being asked as a child what I wanted to be when I grew up. I always answered, “an airline stewardess.” I wanted to see the world. My life took another direction and I […]

  • New Vocabulary Words for Children

    New Vocabulary Words for Children

    Did you know: •Students must learn 3,000 words per year by 3rd grade.  •Only 400 words a year are directly taught by teachers.  •Students do not learn vocabulary words based on their age or their grade.  •They learn words based on their experiences , (Beck, et al, 2002)  •Academic demands are high •Everyday speech consists of […]

  • Shout Out

    I thought this needed to be said loud and clear. If you can put one foot in front of the other, and smile while doing it, you are a champion in my opinion. These last two-plus years have been horrendous. It is not only the pandemic, but the atrocities occurring daily in Ukraine. There have […]

  • Childrens books for science lovers

    Childrens books for science lovers

    These are great books for budding scientists. Children are fascinated by animals and nature. Nurture and celebrate their curiosity through books that give them information and new vocabulary. The following are great for inquisitive minds. One of the most interesting books I have seen to inspire budding scientists. Another outstanding book to pique the interest […]

  • Children’s Books for Visualization

    When a child is able to form an image in their mind, it helps them understand what they are reading. It provides a context based on the child’s prior knowledge. Teachers can lead students to visualize by reading aloud and having students either draw what they “see,” write about it, or discuss with a partner. […]