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Sunday, December 10, 2017

All About My Winter Holiday Break

Winter Holiday Break is almost here, yay!

I hope you all have a wonderful, enjoyable, blessed, restful holiday!

Afterward, when school starts up again, I have created a new resource that might make the first day back a little easier and fun.

It's called "All About My Winter Holiday Break."
Please click below and have a look.
Merry Christmas &
Happy New Year!

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Read, Draw, Color, Write, Fun For November & December

Do you need a K-2 resource related to the holidays in November and December?

Here it is! It's great for centers or free time.

There are six short stories that get students thinking, reading, drawing, coloring, and writing. Please click below to link to TeachersPayTeachers for more information.

Happy November,

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Fengiggly - New Book Release

My new children's book, Fengiggly, was released yesterday, August 21. Yay!

It's a fun story about two neighbors, Max and Kevin.
Kevin knows how to talk like a space alien and Max wants to learn more about Kevin's secret language. Fengiggly brings them together.

It's available on amazon and also on teachers pay teachers. If you would like to take a look please click below.
I also created FREE comprehension question and answer sticks plus drawing and writing response pages, available on teachers pay teachers.

Have a Fengiggly day!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

FREE - Picture Book Reviews With Writing Connections

I was asked if I wouldn't mind combining my past blog posts that contained FREE picture book reviews with writing connections in one place. So I did.

You can find those free picture book reviews with writing connections at teachers pay teachers. Just click on the picture below to link to TPT and download the free ideas.

Enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 30, 2017


I'm very excited about my new book, Fengiggly.
It was so much fun to write!
The illustrator did a marvelous job on the pictures.

Kevin just moved in across the street from Max. He's not your typical boy. He knows how to talk like a space alien.

Max wants to find out more about Kevin and his secret language.

Can space alien talk create a friendship between new neighbors?
And who is Fengiggly?
Can they all become friends?

(Sneak preview below.)

The book will be released sometime in August 2017. Plus, I will be making FREE Comprehension Question and Answer Sticks to go along with the book. It will be available on Amazon and also on Teachers Pay Teachers. I'll keep you posted.

Have a Fengiggly day!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

FREE - Playful Prompts For Writing & Sharing

I've been busy, busy writing, finishing up my next children's book that will be released this fall. I also like encouraging children to write. So I have written, Playful Prompts For Writing & Sharing, because children love to tell their stories.

Writing and sharing their writing is a perfect way to encourage children to communicate their thoughts with each other and with the adults in their lives.

Please click on the picture below to link to TPT and download your FREE copy.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

FREE - Whoever You Are - Comprehension Q & A Sticks

A heartfelt picture book! A celebration of the world's diverse cultures.
No matter where we come from, within our hearts our joys, love, and pain are the same.
We may not speak the same words but inside we are all alike.

A wonderful book to read to children!
After you have finished reading the book it's time to discuss it.
I have created some FREE comprehension question and answer sticks plus free writing prompts.
Please click on the picture below and download them for FREE on teachers pay teachers.

Enjoy your day!

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Cute and Easy DIY Children's Bookmarks

Love these bookmarks!

You can make them as gifts for your students or . . .
your students will have fun making them.
So many ways to be creative!

Please click below and watch the directions on the You Tube video.

Have a wonderful day!

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

FREE - Ruby Bridges - Black History Month

Black History Month is February 1 through February 28. It is a time to remember the contributions of African Americans in the United States.

Ruby Bridges is an African American who made a difference.  She was a first grade student who was taken out of an all black school and put into an all white school that was closer to her home.
She had to be escorted by Marshals to her new school because people yelled at her to go away.

Parents took their children out of school because she was black.  She was the only one left in her class along with her teacher. It took months and months before parents brought their kids back to school.  Finally, Ruby had friends to play with at school.

She was so brave. She changed history. John Steinbeck wrote about her. First Lady, Eleanor Roosevelt, wrote a letter to her. Norman Rockwell painted a picture of her.

Ruby Bridges is still alive and travels all over the country to tell her incredible story.

The following books tell her story and are available on amazon.

After reading and discussing Ruby's story I've created a FREE craft and writing activity that your class can complete.  Please click on the picture below to download the craft and writing page.

Have a fabulous day!