Harry Potter Takes Broadway, and Your Classroom, by Storm

We wrote about Bertie Bott’s Every-Flavour Beans1 which included such culinary delights as vomit, rotten egg, soap, and booger in Level 2 of our Reading Comprehension  series. No surprise that the opening of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on Broadway has led Jelly Belly to re-release this popular treat which, for the faint of […]

baseball

Take Me Out to the Ball Game

As my profile states, I am a Cleveland Indians fan. Inhabitants of Northeast Ohio understand what that means. You see, we have witnessed a lot of exciting baseball in our town, and we have come REALLY close to winning it ALL. But it’s been 70 years since we’ve won a World Series. My 88-year-old mother […]

Destined for the Stars: Caroline Lucretia Hershel

Too often, women scientists labored under the shadow of men, but that was only partially true in the case of Caroline Lucretia Hershel, our Women’s History Month spotlighted scientist. Caroline was born on March 16, 1750 in Hanover, Germany. Her father, a talented musician, encouraged all his children to study music, as well as math […]

Family

Family Tales and a Simple Graphic Organizer

Remember When? Family Tales and a Simple Graphic Organizer Get kids involved by having them write a favorite family story they can share with others this holiday season. Here’s a way to use the holiday tradition of storytelling to get your students writing and give them an opportunity to connect with family members, near and […]

Read at the Pool

Where will a book take you this summer? Dive into a good book this summer! Many people like to read at the pool, and reading can be a fun way to pass the time while taking a break. When you’re done with your book, fill in the picture. Write the title, author, and a brief […]

playground

Read at a Playground

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book on a trip to the playground!  You will find a lot of places to read there.  You can read while gently swaying on a swing or while sitting high above the ground on a slide. (Just be sure no one is behind you!)  You […]

Read Tree

Read Under a Tree

Where will a book take you this summer? Take a book outside and read under a tree!  After reading use the picture of the tree and fill out the title, author, setting, summary, and main character.  You can also draw a picture of yourself reading under the tree.  If you read with a friend be […]

New Year New Me

New Year, New Me!

As 2017 begins, students should start thinking about what the New Year will bring. Resolutions give us a chance to be daring and try new things, and this week’s free download can help with that.  Students can use the graphic organizer to brainstorm ideas for new games, new books, new activities and new foods to […]

Web the Zoo!

The zoo is our summer staple.  It is the place to go when we have a few free hours.  This trip to the zoo happened like most of our trips there, on an impulse.  We will probably be back to the zoo in a few weeks with several of our friends, but this trip only […]