Day: June 17, 2017

Grow Jack’s Beanstalk in Your Classroom!

 RSS From Literacy Launchpad When I do one of my fairy tale units with my students, I tell them the story of “Jack and the…

Make a Play Mat! Build Letter Knowledge!

From Literacy Launchpad My Little Reader has been really into Tonka’s Chuck Trucks lately. They have a Chuck Truck show on Netflix, which is the…

Try These Ideas to Kick Off Summer Reading Fun!

Need to kickstart your summer of reading with your kids or students? Try these ideas!

Creating Captive Readers

   I have been anxiously anticipating the newest edition of Jim Trelease’s Read Aloud Handbook. The waiting has reminded me that I need to be…

Pen Pals! A Great Way to Keep Them Writing This Summer!

Enjoy this flashback tip I shared last summer! My lovely cousin, Holly, asked me if my kids would like to be pen pals with her…

Summer Boredom Buster: Make Your Own Board Game!

For some parts of the country, school is just letting out for the summer. In other parts, like where I live, we’re already almost four…

Read About Robots, Make Robots

… We’ve been doing just that all month long! There are too many fun robot books to not have a robot-themed unit! I’m so excited…

A Thrifty Way to Make Craft Supplies Accessible

We have a wonderful armoire that we got from a yard sale. My husband added some additional shelving to the inside, and now we use…

Finding Space for Reading

Summer never feels like a time when things slow down and life is a little less crazy. Our summers are busy, for the kids and…

Making A Personalized Storytelling Game

Ever play one of those story-making games with you kids? You know, the ones where you take turns drawing a card with a random picture…