Sunday, October 25, 2015

Book Fair Books

The problem with your best friend being a librarian is you always have to buy books...I mean how could I not. Seriously she inspires me to add to my collection- I can't wait to share with the kids!

I got some great books at book fair this year check them out:

You know I can't get enough of the "3 Ninja Pigs" and this book has been on my wish list for a while. I can't wait to use this book along with Corey Rosen Schwartz other books to compare and contrast, talk about point of view, etc. Need ideas - no worries- here is the teachers guide.

Here is the book trailer:

I love this book by one of my all time favorite authors Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
This is a great way to add non fiction into your lessons. This book talks about bug manners and it's GROSS, which means the kids will love it. It would be super fun to have the kids vote on which but they think has the best and worst manners and why. Get the teacher's guide here.
I also grabbed a Tom Litchfield book. This book is going to be so much fun for our career unit and talking about not giving up on your dreams. Read the story behind the story here.

If you have "When Sophie Gets Angry" then you have to  check out this sequel.

This is a great book to talk about conflict resolution and problem solving skills. It would be fun to read it and then follow up with a socratic seminar on dogs vs. cats.

Book Fair Fun

It's Book Fair time!! My favorite time of year and the time of year my bank account hates. 

Love this sign in the library.

I mean how cute is this!

Svarda always stepping it up.

Tell your librarians to get a copy for the library!!!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Teaching Feelings Activites

Here are two new activities I created for teaching feelings and coping skills. Check them out:
A fun FREEBIE interactive activity to help students match feelings words with feeling faces. This would be a great post test for K-2.

Check out this activity packet on coping skills for various feelings. This 8 page activity to help student identify coping strategies for various feelings including: anger, jealousy, worry, etc.

Class lessons for October- a highlight

Here's a look at what I'm doing in the classroom for October.



Problem Solving/
Conflict Resolution/
Point of view

Tattle vs. Tell

Tattle vs. Tell

Self Confidence

Decision Making/
Peer Pressure

Click read more below for a more detailed look at the lessons, links to lesson plans and resources, and free activities!

This is my fall break

New Book Alert

My bestie just shared this book with me. I can't wait to get it. Follow my blog to find out how I will use "Wild Feelings" by David Milgrim.

Also, check out this book trailer for "If You Give A Mouse An iPhone" which would be so fun to compare and contrast with the "If You Give" book series. This will be a great addition to my lesson on cause/effect and the consequences of our choices.