Weeding Through a School Library

The idea of looking at your school library and knowing you need to weed through it, is enough to make you want to stop before you even start! The process can seem so daunting and overwhelming, however it needs to be done. In the world we live in today, it’s more important than ever toContinue reading “Weeding Through a School Library”

4th of July Picture Books

4th of July is the most perfect holiday. Even though this year might look a little different (#thankscovid), I still plan on making it the most perfect celebration I can for my two kids. For us, a celebration is never complete without some books that we can all enjoy together. With 4th of July comingContinue reading “4th of July Picture Books”

The Power of Twitter

How many of you are on Twitter? 🙋🏻‍♀️ How many of you begrudgingly created your account because your district “recommended” it? 🙋🏻‍♀️ How many of you now find yourself checking it an embarrassing amount during the day?……🙋🏻‍♀️ I’ve had my Twitter account now for about 6ish years and I remember exactly where I was whenContinue reading “The Power of Twitter”

5 Things I Learned During Remote Learning

Just a few short months ago no one had ever heard of the term “remote learning”. Now…educators across the world would give anything to forget it…and get back into the classrooms with their students. Here in Illinois, we’re still waiting on direction for what the opening of school will look like in August. Will weContinue reading “5 Things I Learned During Remote Learning”

Teaching with Picture Books

1st Edition: Little Excavator Being quarantined for the past three months with my 5 year old and 3 year old has given me a lot of time to read the books we have at home. We read a lot of books each day and everytime we read one, I find myself thinking, “how could IContinue reading “Teaching with Picture Books”

5 Tips for Creating Anchor Charts

A couple years ago my district adopted the Lucy Calkins Writing Units of Study. We didn’t have a cohesive writing program and we were just pulling resources from TPT or somewhere else. So finally having a consistent program from K-8 was huge! For anyone that’s familiar with Calkins, you understand then when I say thatContinue reading “5 Tips for Creating Anchor Charts”