Thursday, June 18, 2020

Summer Reading

Read, Read, Read! Whether school is in session or not. Reading can brighten the minds of our students in all seasons. I hope these books for June can energize students to get out, to get active, and to discover the world around them through play, imagination, and adventure. Picture books are appropriate for all ages; however, the following are appropriate for K-2 readers. 

I hope you plan to enjoy June as Olaf would sing ”A drink in my hand, my snow up against the burning sand, probably getting gorgeously tanned (with a good book in hand) in summer”

Friday, June 12, 2020

Bounce into Summer Giveaway

Bounce into Summer! Start preparing now for your Back-to-School needs with a chance to win (YOUR CHOICE OF) or (COMBINATION OF) $250 TpT gift card, Amazon gift card, or PayPal cash. An additional $50 will be sent to the charity of your choice! There will be 2 winners. This is made possible by a group of amazing teacher-authors who have come together to provide these prizes. Wouldn’t this be great to help with your school year needs??!! 

Enter the raffle here:

👉 Raffle starts on June 13 and ends at 12:00 AM Central Time, Monday June 15th (6/15/2020).  The lucky winners will be announced as soon as they are confirmed on 6/16/2020.

👉 Raffle Ends at 12:00 AM Central Time, Monday June 15th (6/15/2020).  The lucky winners will be announced as soon as they are confirmed on 6/16/2020.  👉 Raffle Ends at 12:00 AM Central Time, Monday June 15th (6/15/2020).  The lucky winners will be announced as soon as they are confirmed on 6/16/2020.

And if one giveaway isn’t enough – we are sponsoring another giveaway from June 19 to June 27.  The lucky winner will receive a Tpt gift card for the amount of $150.  Simply enter here:

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Sunday, June 7, 2020

Summer Distance Learning?

Distancing learning has had a profound effect on education raising questions for many: Should distance learning continue through summer? Is online education becoming a new normal? 

My belief is that while the opportunities of online learning are endless, these advantages cannot replace the classroom and playground settings where students naturally learn social awareness, self-regulation, and decision making as well as the educational value of learning from others' experiences. 

Summer is a time of play and relaxation important in a child’s growth which should not be robbed by the extension of distance learning. Perhaps we can take this opportunity of distancing to encourage parents to work with children through play, reading, and activity. Practice reading in the pool with foam letters, numbers with hopscotch, cooking together, sorting socks, rhyming on a nature walk, counting the birds in the sky, the world can be the classroom. 

Children need summer and they need activity -  they need play!

Friday, June 5, 2020

2020 June Giveaway

Summer can be expensive… unless you have a gift card. Along with a team of other phenomenal teachers, I am gifting ONE lucky teacher like you with a TPT gift card!  Giveaway includes one $100 TpT gift card. 

Simply enter here.  

The giveaway starts June 6 and ends June 13. 

Monday, June 1, 2020

June 2020 Resources!

Summer here we come! June brings the excitement of summer and the celebration of father’s day and the American flag. There is no better time to take your students on a safari or discover the wonders of ocean animals. The following are ideas for June lessons and activities.  Check them out at: 

End of the year! Celebrate and finish strong with this great animal safari hunt. Keep your students learning with these task cards with fun as well as tricky clues and riddles about animals.

A Father's Day fact booklet that will become a fond memory. Students will reflect on special male figures in their lives like their dad, granddad or uncle. This resource comes with a drawing activity-  the finished  mug makes a lovely gift.

Summer, sun, beach! The sunniest of all season is the perfect topic for story writing. This resource will help your students to develop their writing skills.
Summer Writing Work consists of writing activities for Pre-K and Kindergarten students. It's very appropriate for struggling first graders as well.  It engages your students to write about Summer activities at differentiated levels for your students.

An adorable fact booklet with a gorgeous writing activity. The bucket with seashell will make a  fantastic display or take-home piece of work. Great support to help your little readers and writers blossom.

This non-fiction book about summer is a great resource to use for discussing and studying about seasons in the pre-k/kindergarten class.