Category: Books

Friday Favourites

Personalized class Valentines.  Straight from the heart.  Adorably awesome. Tenderness means, see how we’re lifting the fresh cookies from the tray with care and gentleness?  That’s the same way we treat another’s heart. Beautiful “sweet little lessons on love”. Don’t …

Zero is the Leaves on the Tree

This is such a lovely little read. Now that we’ve officially started learning about Addition, Zero is the Leaves on the Tree, written by Betsy Franco and illustrated by Shino Arihara, is the perfect book to get kids thinking about …

Friday Favourites

Waiting for Wimbledon… Reading is always best when shared with a friend.  Especially if it’s giant. Or about food… And you just never know what you’re going to get when practicing the letter “e”. Have a lovely weekend, everyone.

January Author Study: Steve Jenkins

I’ve sung the praises of Steve Jenkins‘ books before so it’s no surprise that he’s our feature author for this month. Kids, big and small are naturally drawn to nature and animals; Jenkins makes learning about them super engaging, fun, …

Writing in Role

Personal journal writing comes quite naturally to little kids.  When it comes to Writer’s Workshop, their own experiences serve as a pretty natural platform for ideas. Going to the park, birthday parties, play dates, soccer games – all pretty standard fare. …

December Author Study: Barbara Reid

When our dear Teacher Librarian, Ms. Eddy surprised all the grade ones with a free copy of the gem, Gifts last week, it made perfect sense to have Barbara Reid assume the position as our feature author for this month. Her …