The Vanishing Pumpkin

I love old(ish) picture books. I am a vintage girl at heart and when choosing read alouds I often find myself gravitating towards older books.

Pumpkin Jack

Fall is my absolute FAVORITE time of the year (well maybe it is tied with winter) but anyway... today I want to share a great fall/Halloween book with you! 

Have you read Pumpkin Jack by Will Hubbell? This book was published in 2000- but is new to me. There are so many things I love about this book- the illustrations, the descriptive language, the science included in the book, but best of all is the sweet story.

Cranberry Thanksgiving

This lesson incorporates two of my favorite teacher things- picture books and Post-It Notes! 

The picture book this time is...

Cranberry Thanksgiving 
by Wendy and Harry Devlin 

and it is a real gem. I LOVE using "vintage" picture books with kids. This book was written in 1971- and the message in the story is just as powerful today- maybe even more so!

Have You Read This? The King's Taster

This book was brought to my attention several years ago- it was a KC3 Award Nominee (an award sponsored by The Greater Kansas City Association of School Librarians). There is a list of about 10 books each year and students in third grade read or listen to the books and then are able to vote for their favorite. As a teacher- I love discovering new authors and titles. 

The King's Taster
by Kenneth Oppel
illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher

Earth Day! Book Recommendations & More

What do you do to promote conservation and the care of our environment?

A great start is to educate our students about the simple things they can start doing today to make conservation a way of life!

I want to share some ideas for teaching these concepts in your classroom- not just on Earth Day, but every day!

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