The Best Books About Space for Kids

World Space Week is a UN-declared celebration of space held annually, every October 4 to 10. It is the largest space event in the world and an ideal time for teachers and educators to use space-based activities to excite students about science and technology. What will I be reading in the classroom for World SpaceContinue reading “The Best Books About Space for Kids”

Teaching Ideas for The Fire Wombat by Jackie French

The Fire Wombat – Notable for the 2021 CBCA Book of The Year The publishers say…   As the flames of a bushfire approach, one small wombat shelters with other animals in her burrow. But that is just the beginning of their journey to safety.Based on events witnessed by Australian Children’s Laureate Jackie French duringContinue reading “Teaching Ideas for The Fire Wombat by Jackie French”

First Day of School with The Kissing Hand

As a kindergarten teacher, I understand the importance of creating a safe and welcoming environment for my students, especially on their first day of school. That’s why I love incorporating Audrey Penn’s heartwarming book, “The Kissing Hand,” into my first-day activities. This sweet story not only helps to alleviate separation anxiety but also sets theContinue reading “First Day of School with The Kissing Hand”

Teaching Ideas for Ellie’s Dragon by Bob Graham

Ellie’s Dragon – Shortlisted for the 2021 CBCA Book of The Year: Early Childhood. The publishers say… No friendship is imaginary.  When Ellie is very little, she finds a newborn dragon fresh from the egg on a supermarket shelf, and calls him Scratch. He is quite the sweetest thing she has ever seen! From thatContinue reading “Teaching Ideas for Ellie’s Dragon by Bob Graham”