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It’s the most wonderful time of the year–to give BOOKS! A very special 2020 ICYMthem Book List + recap of Picture Books published in this crazy #pandemic.

It’s here! A Recommended List of picture books published during this very crazy year…2020 You know…that year when there were no in-store events, or story times & book signings, no school visits or in-person conferences… *Please note that many of the wonderful titles herein fit into multiple categories. Feel free to mix and match, and… Read more »

Happy Book Birthday DEAR EARTH–>from Room FIVE04 =blog takeover + Giveaway Boost!!

It’s a Book Birthday Party/ Blog Takeover for  DEAR EARTH…From Your Friends in Room 5 by Erin Dealey, Illus. Luisa Uribe (Harper Collins) “A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message.” —Kirkus We are Mrs. Howard’s AWESOME 5th/6th graders from room FIVE04 –here to celebrate! We met up with Erin Dealey on Zoom, showed her…

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Poetry for ALL–3 easy activities for #NationalPoetryMonth

Another lesson plan? Fear not! As a teacher, I know the LAST THING YOU NEED IS MORE TO DO.  Thus, dear fabulous teachers, I present to you 3 activities you can use TOMORROW–with minimal prep– for #NationalPoetryMonth or those days you need just a little something extra to GET KIDS EXCITED ABOUT WORDS! FIRST LINE/LAST… Read more »

Happy Poem in Your Pocket Day!

April 24th is Poem in Your Pocket Day and I got to celebrate by helping 3rd graders write Mother’s Day poems. (see School Visit Mother’s Day Poems for the full lesson.)   I also pulled this wonderful poem by the late Elaine Laron from my pocket throughout the day:   No One Else by Elaine… Read more »

Snapshot

Snapshot *a Monday morning warm-up activity inspired by Max and  Jo Knowles: 1. Find a photo that makes you happy. (OK I picked happy / sad. I hope you’ll understand.) 2. Describe the scene by making a “list poem” of the feelings, thoughts, smells, sights, tastes, etc. of the captured moment. Max the wonderdog. Faithful writer… Read more »