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Monday, January 3, 2022

All About My 100th Day of School

 Happy New Year 2022!

May the new year bring you good health, happiness, and lots of new friendships!

The month of January is a refreshing month for me. The weather is cool and crisp (no snow) and gets my brain "a thinking". I actually come out of hibernation long before the springtime. So I'm starting new projects and trying to finish earlier ones.

But until then the 100th day of school is quickly approaching. I know you all have wonderful 100th day activities. But, perhaps you may want to add just one more resource from my TPT store.

This is a fun activity that gets kids sharing their thoughts and experiences about their 100th day of school. It also encourages students to read, write, and share.

Have a wonderful January!

Kathy


Sunday, July 11, 2021

GRUMPY MONKEY - (Book Review)

Right now it's 110 degrees outside where I live in Clovis, California! It's too hot to do anything outside! And not too much to do indoors.  Boy do I feel grumpy!

So I thought this would be the perfect time to review the book "GRUMPY MONKEY" by Suzanne Lang. It's a picture book that describes how all of us at sometime feel. I love reading picture books. They're just plain fun to read out loud to kids and grown-ups as well!

Jim Panzee, (a nice play on the word chimpanzee, because he is one), wakes up in a terrible mood and he doesn't know why. Nothing seems right. The bananas are too sweet, the sky too blue. His friend, Norman, says Jim is just grumpy. But Jim insists that he is NOT GRUMPY! 

Jim's friends try to encourage him and make him smile by having him do things they like to do, like taking a stroll, lying in the cool grass, splashing in the water, etc.

Nothing works until Norman sits with his friend Jim and together they reflect on the day and conclude . . .  sometimes it's okay to be grumpy, even on a wonderful day!

(I feel better already!)

I bought this book at the bookstore but it is also available on Amazon.


After I have read a good picture book I like to extend the reading experience for children and teachers by creating question and answers sticks, writing prompts, and a craft to go along with the book. If you would like to extend the reading experience and comprehension with this book you can visit my TeachersPayTeachers store and review my product.




Happy Reading!

Kathy


Monday, March 1, 2021

Lucky Me! My Good Luck

March brings us leprechauns, fairies, four leaf clovers, rainbows, St. Patrick's Day, good luck, and much, much more! So what does it mean to have good luck? And what things are said to be lucky?

Please click below and travel to my Teachers Pay Teachers store. There you can help your students learn what good luck means, study the lucky vocabulary words with pictures, and write about your good luck stories.


Best Wishes & Good Luck,
Kathy

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

There's a Dragon in Your Book - (Book Review)

This picture book follows Tom Fletcher's wonderful book "There's a Monster in Your Book." Both books are adorable, fun, and great interactive read-aloud stories.

You can't just read this book one time. Kids ask to read it over and over!

The story begins with a purple egg hatching. Out pops a green, baby dragon. The reader immediately begins using his/her imagination by tickling, blowing, flapping, balloon popping, and high-fiving the baby dragon. The interactive instructions on each page invite all readers to participate in a lighthearted, amusing, good humor, and playful story.

The story ends with these words on the next to the last page, "Whatever you do, don't turn the page . . . " Of course by this time kids are so excited to find out the ending, they are jumping out of their seats! 

I won't spoil the ending but it's well worth buying the book and reading it to children. The book is very interactive and kids love doing the crazy actions and making the loud noises.

The book is available on amazon:


I have created some question and answers sticks and writing prompts to go along with the book. Also, a cute "My Dragon Treasure Box" craft is included. If you would like to extend the reading experience and comprehension with this book you can visit my TeachersPayTeachers store and review my product.



Happy Reading!
Kathy


Saturday, October 17, 2020

There's a Monster in Your Book - (Book Review)

 This picture book is so fun and adorable. I love reading it to my grandson! I have read it dozens of times and I am still not tired of reading it.

You can read this book anytime or you can read it during the Halloween/Fall season.

A cute, little monster has broken into the book. The reader needs to get him out! But the big question is . . . how do you do it?

There are instructions the reader must follow while reading . . . but will they work?

Shake the book, tickle the monster, even wiggle the book and much more. Will the monster ever leave?

I won't spoil the ending but it's well worth buying the book and reading it to children. The book is very interactive and kids love doing the crazy actions and making the loud noises.

The book is available on amazon:


I have created some question and answers sticks and writing prompts to go along with the book. Also, a cute monster craft is included. If you would like to extend the reading experience and comprehension with this book you can visit my TeachersPayTeachers store and review my product.



Happy Reading!

Kathy

 

Monday, August 6, 2018

Love Being with You - New Book Release

New book released:
LOVE BEING WITH YOU.

I'm very excited about my new book.
It's a wonderful read aloud for Grandparent's Day, (or any day)
which this year is on September 9, 2018.

The illustrations are adorable. It's available on Amazon.
Plus, I've created FREE comprehension question and answer sticks with writing prompts to go along with the book.


Summary:
Sadie and her grandmother, Gram, have a funalicious time in Gram's backyard.

They wiggle like worms, fly like butterflies, and sing a childhood song as they garden together.

Precious memories are created between grandparent and grandchild as they share a special Saturday morning filled with love and lots of fun!




FREE Comprehension Question and Answer Sticks to go along with the book. Available on Teachers Pay Teachers.


Love Reading With You!
Kathy

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

All About My Spring Break

Spring is just around the corner!
Yay!

I had a wonderful response to my product, All About My Winter Holiday Break, so I decided to create, All About My Spring Break.

So after you've had a restful spring break and you're heading back to school on Monday, my new resource might make the first day back a little easier and fun for you and your students.

It's available on TPT.
Please click below to have a look.
Happy Spring!
Kathy