Category: Teachers: Fun Ideas for Your Classroom

It’s a 4th Grade Blog Takeover Day = 10 Qs, Reviews, and Poetry because #WritingIsNeverWrong

Room 313 here–taking over Erin Dealey’s blog.  Hi from Bainbridge Island, WA! Before we zoomed with Erin Dealey last week and celebrated PETER EASTER FROG‘s BOOK BIRTHDAY, we read a bunch of her picture books. Here are 10 questions we had for her, and a few of our reviews: Q. 1 —from Vivian & Hannah:… Read more »

DEAR EARTH… (+ Erin Dealey) from the 5th graders in Room 3A & Portable E !

It’s blog takeover time–hooray! The 5th graders in Room 3A and Portable E saw Mrs. Pete’s class blog takeover  and asked if they could do one too. What fun to zoom and play with words and talk about writing! Here’s what they had to say:  Dear Erin Dealey, We read your new book, DEAR EARTH…From… Read more »

Room FIVE-04’s Blog Takeover–6th grade Poems, Posters + what we learned about writing.

We’re back! Remember us?–Your friends in Room FIVE-04 from Lincoln Elementary in the Central Valley of CA? We’re the ones who took over Erin Dealey’s blog on the Book Birthday of DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5! (See part 1of our Blog Takeover here.) Today we’re back to share some more posters we made… Read more »

Happy (belated) Book Birthday to NO Party Poopers! + 6 Qs for #kidlit author Gretchen McLellan

It’s PARTY time, friends. Gretchen McLellan’s latest picture book, NO PARTY POOPERS! (Little Bee Books / Illus. Lucy Semple) deserves a celebration and EVERYONE’S invited! “In line with [McLellan’s]…wordplay, Semple loads the bright, simply drawn illustrations with partying animals amid scenes of either imagined disaster or, at the end, festive conviviality… The paws-itive point here: …regarding… Read more »

Publishing #kidlit in a pandemic, part 4 = 6 Qs with author/teacher Ann Marie Stephens

This blog post is for my #Teacher pals who tell me, “Someday I’d like to write a book.” Many of you have heard my answer already (See below. *), but today I’m chatting with FIRST GRADE TEACHER and CHILDREN’S AUTHOR Ann Marie Stephens.        Yes, friends, she writes FUN books, she’s a FULL… Read more »