Tag: Back to school

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 »

Kindergarten #tbt Show and Tell –part 12

Today’s #tbt Show and Tell is from Joseph Cowman,  the kindergartner who grew up to illustrate K IS FOR KINDERGARTEN (Sleeping Bear Press– on shelves now–YAYYY!)   This little guy didn’t think he would be an illustrator some day. Joseph says he loved building things as a kid, “all kinds of different contraptions out of… Read more »

Three #amwriting #writingprocess reminders from the Olympics. (Obrigada, Brasil!)

  Confession: While I’m incredibly inspired by each Olympic athlete, my current personal best is an occasional sprint to the fridge between competitions. Thus, I hereby justify my Olympic-binge-watching by offering three #writingprocess take-aways. #amwriting reminders too. Dive in. When I teach the WRITING PROCESS, I neglect one of the hardest parts: The WAITING PROCESS. Like an athlete’s Olympic… Read more »