Are you looking for some poems kids like? Read on for some very simple tips for finding the best poetry books for kids, plus a few poetry activities that will engage even your most resistant reader! We didn’t always love poetry in our house. Around age 4 my oldest child, a thoughtful little boy was…Read More
Jan Brett Author Study +8 Page FREE Printable Pack!
Book-based unit study. Find books and activities, meet the author, and download your free printable.Read More
20 Lovely Picture Books from Around the World for Kids!
Picture books organized by continent to enrich your geography lesson plans. Appropriate for elementary grades continent and unit studies.Read More
Easy and FUN Going on a Bear Hunt Activities!
Join us for a bear hunt with these easy and fun lesson plans for a kindergarten literature-based unit!Read More
Complete Eric Carle Book List with links to Read Alouds
I asked, “Who is your favorite author?” My son answered Eric Carle without a second’s hesitation. Our house is filled with Carle’s board books, flap books, and classic hardcovers that will last for many years to come. Read on for a complete list of Eric Carle books currently in print with links to over 40 read alouds.Read More
Dr. Seuss Read-Aloud Playlist for Read Across America Week!
We are excited to celebrate Read Across America Week and learn a little about one of the most beloved children’s books authors – Dr. Seuss! I’ve put together some of our favorites in a fun and educational playlist.Read More
FUN Activities for Your Africa Lesson Plans!
Learning about the climate, people, and animals of Africa was very interesting for my kindergartner and for me! Here is a list of some of the extra resources we found to support our Africa Continent study.Read More
Peek at Our Week: Child Led Learning at Home
I often tag my posts and photos with #childledlearning. Today, I thought I’d give you a glimpse of what that looks like in our home. It’s been a very science-y week.Read More
Sick Kids – Elementary Playlist and Streaming Resources – Germs, Colds, and Flu
I’ll share a few of our favorite streaming resources for your little sickies, and a couple suggestions for what to do when YOU are sick. Because the only thing worse than having sick kids is being sick with sick kids.Read More
Learn About the United Kingdom: A Unit Study for Kids!
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. Join us as we visit the United Kingdom!Read More
Learn All About Greece! An introductory unit study for Kindergarten – Elementary Kids
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. One of the most exciting places to visit was Greece. The oldest was so intrigued that we went ahead and made a whole unit out of it. Welcome to Greece!Read More
Elementary Unit Study – France
Our adventures around the world with Build Your Library has lead us to Europe. We’ve been working through the continent v.e.r.y. s..l..o..w..l..y, leaving lots of space for extra reading, projects, and play. One of our favorite places to visit was France. Ooo la la!Read More
Learn All About Amazon Animals with a Hands-on Rain Forest Lesson!
Our trip around the world led us to the South American Rain Forest. We extended our lesson plans quite a bit. Following the tiny poison arrow frog right down the rabbit hole.Read More
Math Activities Basket: Creating an Individualized Math Curriculum for Kids
Allow me to introduce you to our Math Basket. It’s becoming our favorite part of the day. Yes, that’s right. It’s even more fun than handwriting. I know. Hard to believe.
Our Math Basket
it’s math. in a basket.
110 Math Literature Books for Early Elementary Grades with links to YouTube read-alouds
A list of 110 (mostly literature) books for learning math aimed at early elementary age children. Links are to read aloud videos on YouTube – to use as a hook for new skills, to preview books, if our library doesn’t have a copy available, or as a support to read alouds.
Ya know, instead of re-reading the same thing a dozen times this week.Read More