A Brilliant Story About True Friendship

Book Review: Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever--or Snack Time? by Tammi Sauer I feel the target is mainly preschoolers, but I'd read this one to my fellow teachers in university! We are all deep in conversations about equality and inclusion these days and this wonderful story shows us the very important lessons about systemic racism … Continue reading A Brilliant Story About True Friendship

A Traditional Fable in Contemporary Wrappings

Book Reviews: Caps For Sale: A tale of a Peddler, Some Monkeys, and Their Monkey Business by Esphyr Slobodkina I feel I've seen this one sometimes ago in my own childhood. A very simple tale with lots of repetition and an uncertain meaning. Great way to start a conversation with kids.... sometimes. As a teaching … Continue reading A Traditional Fable in Contemporary Wrappings

Tears of joy

Book Review: You Made Me A Dad by Laurenne Sala What a wonderful book to read your child... of any age! I loved sharing this with my daughter and getting her hug in return. I can imagine reading this to a class of kids, kindergarten to about grade two. Doing it as a follow-up to … Continue reading Tears of joy

A child’s perspective is a guaranteed smile

Book Review: Mr. Granite is from Another Planet by Dan Gutman Another hysterical read from Mr. Gunman! I loved this one too!!! In case you've forgotten and are just taking life way too seriously, follow the kids in this story and see how beautifully funny the world must be when everything is literal. Absolutely wonderful … Continue reading A child’s perspective is a guaranteed smile

Mrs. Roopy is the kind of teacher I want to be!

Book Review: My Weird School #3: Mrs. Roopy is Loopy! by Dan Gutman  I LOVE THIS BOOK!!! Teaching is all about inspiring the love of learning, in my books. 😉 The illustrations complement the writing charmingly, and the writing... well, it's perfect for the kid in all of us! Every child has something special that … Continue reading Mrs. Roopy is the kind of teacher I want to be!

Persistence and Heart

Book Review: The Boy Who Never Gave Up by Stephen Curry What a beautiful story. Stephen exemplifies what we want all our kids to know... they can be whatever they want, if they never give up wanting it and work to get it. There's a second valuable lesson here... Follow your dreams with all your … Continue reading Persistence and Heart

Everybody Can Change

Book Review: The Bad Seed by Jory John Great illustrations and the moral is very clear, at the end: everybody can change. Not sure if I'd read this to my class of kids, but one on one, it could be a lovely story.It's just a little long. The protagonist makes a beautiful transformation in self-awareness … Continue reading Everybody Can Change

A Child is a Wonderful Adventure

Book Review: Silly Wonderful Your by Sherri Duskey Rinker Simply beautiful!!!Love, love, love!!! A great story to read to your kid, especially after one of those special days when being tired is just understating it. I wish I had this book to read my daughter when she and I became a family of two. It … Continue reading A Child is a Wonderful Adventure

Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Course review: Illustrating Expressive Portraits in Procreate by Maia Faddoul REMINDER: SKILLSHARE IS STILL OFFERING AN EXTENDED FREE TRIAL PERIOD OF 60 DAYS! WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS! REGISTER NOW!!! I really enjoyed this course. At first, I had concerns that I wouldn't follow because it was all done on … Continue reading Teaching Art – Getting Ready to Go Online

Teaching With Uncertain Fables

Book Review: Zachary and the Great Potato Catastrophe by Junia Wonders The rhymes are cute and the illustrations are wonderful. I'm not sure what the message is meant to be, nor the age of the audience for this book. The moral might be that sharing is good, greed is bad and both have consequences. The … Continue reading Teaching With Uncertain Fables