Category Archives: animals

Poetry Lesson: Animal/Shape Poems

Poetry Lessons, Free Printables & Student Poems Hi Friends, I’m thrilled to share the poetry lessons my 7th graders just completed. They rocked poetry. As a teacher, I loooove when teachers share ideas with downloadable worksheets, so that’s what you’ll … Continue reading

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Guion the Lion, A Colorful World, “Rubbing Off On Others Remarkably Well”

As the new year begins, we set goals and have a strategy to reach them. Sometimes unexpected circumstances and “unusual” people come into lives that surprisingly help us… and sometimes they even give us a new and better perspective! Such is the … Continue reading

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The Mitten, “One Size Fits All”

Jan Brett takes a Ukrainian folktale and adds her own ideas to make it one of her most loved stories. After visiting the Ukrainian section of NYC to learn more about their culture, she created her endearing drawings.  Since 1989, kids … Continue reading

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The Hat, “Animals Wear That?!”

  Jan Brett is one of the most well known and loved children’s book author illustrators with thirty nine million books in print. We have read most of her titles and among them, The Hat and The Mitten are two of our … Continue reading

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