Category: K is for Kindergarten

“Did you plan that?” a World Read Aloud Day thank you, with book pairings, and a discovery!

Thank you to all the teachers and librarians who connected with me during #WRAD Feb 1-3. I had so much fun! And about that discovery… My WRAD adventures started on Monday night, Feb. 1st, with a read-aloud of DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 to the eco-friendly International School of Phnom Penh, Cambodia!  I LOVED… Read more »

Kindergarten Countdown!

It’s Back-To-School time and this post is for the almost-Kinders (and their parents, teachers, & caregivers) in your lives. Let’s Get Ready! When K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN came out (see Book Trailer here), a dear friend, Kathleen Guerrero, the Executive Director of our local First Five El Dorado, saw all of the activities in our… Read more »

7 Picture Books to Read Before Kindergarten Starts!

Yes, it’s STILL summer, but this is a list of before-school-starts picture books. Like you, we LOVE the wonderful “tried and true” back-to-school books like THE KISSING HAND and THE NAME JAR, and newish ones like ALL ARE WELCOME and SCHOOL’S FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, but have you checked these out? 1. In this BRAND… Read more »

Writing and Reading Resources from the #kidlit community

Hi friends. I’ve put my Teacher hat on and compiled some awesome resources and ideas that #kidlit friends have been sharing, for student lessons and activities during this challenging #shelterinplace time: Write to an Author: Here is a list of authors who are happy to be your pen pal: http://www.readingconnectsus.com/…/writetoanauthor-connect…/ Author Matt de la Peña is… Read more »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 17

Our final #tbt Show & Tell is from Nancy Castaldo. This adorable kindergartner grew up to be an educator, SCBWI Regional Advisor, and #kidlit author of nonfiction books for children, including TWO 2017 releases: SNIFFER DOGS: How Dogs (and Their Noses) Save the World (HMH Books for Young Readers) “An exemplary presentation of information in… Read more »