Sunday, November 22, 2020

Reading Connections

Reading is so much more than simply hearing a story; it truly has endless benefits. One of the most rewarding benefits is connection; reading connects parent to child, child to teacher, classmate to friend, siblings, strangers, grandparents, and so on… November is National Children’s Book Month celebrating the importance of reading books, nursery rhymes, and fairy tales while promoting connection during reading. 
It is not always easy to find the time to read in our hectic daily lives with children, but some creativity and routine can go a long way. Make reading before bed a routine and a priority. Add books rather than videos to your child’s device. Create a special reading nook. Allow children to fall asleep listening to sleep stories. Read a book in the morning, it might just peak enough attention to pull them from bed. Be okay with pausing household tasks to read. Store books in several rooms. 
Share books you love to read as well as the ones they love to read (over and over and over and over again!).
Read. Dream. Share. 

Friday, November 13, 2020

Grateful for Books!

If I told you that in 10 to 20 minutes a day you can support a child’s cognitive development, improve language skills, increase academic success, increase concentration and discipline, and improve imagination and creativity all while developing a special bond - would you ask how? It’s simple: read, just read, read to your children. Thanksgiving, Native American culture, voting, and nursery rhymes make for some wonderful books. 
Enjoy the following books appropriate for grades Kindergarten through second while supporting your students development. All books can be found on Amazon! 

Have a Happy Thanksgiving filled with wonderful books!

Monday, November 2, 2020

November 2020 Giveaways

November is here and ready to race. The pumpkins of fall and Thanksgiving  goodies are accompanied by so many themes including the race to the election. Themed
learning in November can get quite expensive; therefore our group will be sponsoring several sales and giveaways.  Below are a few of the upcoming activities. As we organize more giveaways – I’ll definitely update this post so keep checking back! Enjoy and be thankful!

Let's start with a TpT gift card giveaway to celebrate the end of October and the beginning of November.  One thankful  teacher will win a $200 gift card for Teachers Pay Teachers to help with purchasing new resources for the November thematic units! It starts October 30 and ends November 7.  

REMEMBER: each entry counts as ONE entry, the more links you complete, the higher your chances of winning!!

Simply enter here:


 In addition to the above giveaways, there will be another starting November 6 and ending  November 13.  The amount of the gift card is $100! Simply enter here:

In addition to all the above, we will be giving away over $400 in TpT gift cards and $25 to a charity of your choice! This giveaway begins November 8 and ends Nov. 11.  Simply enter here on the day it begins!

Stay safe and healthy! I am thankful for you all!

Sunday, November 1, 2020

November 2020 Resources

I’d like to start November by saying I am thankful for each and every one of my readers everyday. You keep me loving what I do in this month which falls especially close to my heart with Veterans Day and Children’s Book week all during the month emphasizing thankfulness.

Fact booklets, flip books, and activities are bountiful with learning of nursery rhymes, Native Americans and Pilgrims, Now and Long Ago, Veterans, Thanksgiving, Presidents and more. Enjoy and be thankful!

All resources can be found at: