I’m looking ahead to March, which is Women’s History Month. I am excited to share one of my favorite biographies of a young female engineer, Margaret E. Knight (also known as Mattie.) Marvelous Mattie: How Margaret E. Knight Became an Inventor is an amazing story by Emily Arnold McCully. This book tells the story of Margaret E. Knight, the first woman to receive a U.S.
I’m popping in quickly to remind you that Chinese New Year begins tomorrow! If you are looking for ideas, I wanted to share one of my favorite **FREEBIE** with you all. I start this activity with a read aloud. The Cat and the Rat: The Legend of the Chinese Zodiac by Ed Young is my favorite introduction to the story of the Chinese Zodiac. It
“Does your baby poop inside you? Do you have to poop out their poop?” Conversations you never thought you’d have!I guess it had never really occurred to me that I would be the one breaking the news to my students and families about my pregnancy. For some reason I assumed that administration would handle it, or some adorable little maternity elves would magically take care
February is right around the corner, and it is full of really wonderful themes and holidays to play with. You have Valentine’s Day, Black History Month, 100th Day of School (for many of us!), President’s Day, and GROUNDHOG DAY! With so many wonderful holidays, I know that Groundhog Day might not be the first on everyone’s list. However, it is the first holiday in February,
Most of you know that I am obsessed with books! This month I want to take a closer look at the book My Brother Martin: A Sister Remembers Growing Up with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. by Christine King Farris. Let me just start by saying how much I LOVE this book! It is different from most of the biographies my students have