Rufus Finds a Home Book Review and Free Resource

Rufus Finds a Home Book Review and Free Resource Rufus Finds a Home by Theodore Jerome Cohen teaches children about empathy and the difficulty of sometimes having to give up something we love. I bought the book myself and the links are non-affiliate.  I recently posted about another of Ted's books, Pepe Builds a Nest.

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Bully Theme Books and Free Resources Round Up

This post has a round of up three books with bully themes and their accompanying free printable instant download educational resources. Karmack is a book for third grade and up, and the focus is on a group of 5th grade bullies. The Karmack post has a free literature unit for use in grades 3-6.

One Room Schoolhouse Emergent Reader Free

One Room Schoolhouse Emergent Reader Free One room schoolhouse stories such as in the Laura Ingalls Wilder books are popular with primary grade students. This post is about a class field trip for a day at Cahill School in Edina, MN. There is also a free emergent reader printable PDF near the end of

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Fairy Theme 3-part Initial Sounds Alphabet Cards

Fairy Theme 3-part Initial Sounds Alphabet Cards Eastman Nature Center in the Three Rivers Park District recently held a fairy theme story time and activity class. We attended and enjoyed the story so much. The book the naturalist read was Fairy Houses by Tracy Kane. The little girl looks through the forest

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Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards

Eidem Homestead Visit and Free 3-Part Farm Cards Farm fun! This post is about an Eidem Homestead visit and also has free 3-part farm cards. Eidem Homestead is in Brooklyn Park, MN, and is operated by the city. It has ten acres and represents farms from about 1890 through 1910. Our visit included touring

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Linear Calendar Activities with Recycled Calendars

Linear Calendar Activities with Recycled Calendars Previously we used recycled calendars for counting activities as well as worked with time the Montessori way. Because we just found even more old calendars we recently spent some more time observing them in a linear fashion. I Spy different months was one way of looking at the calendar cut

Cranberries Revealed by Wayne R. Martin Review

Cranberries Revealed by Wayne R. Martin is appropriately named: Cranberries Revealed: From the marsh to the table . . . a visual journey. This book is a winner of two Midwest Independent Publishers Association book awards categories. It won the Arts Coffee Table and Cookbooks, Crafts, and Hobbies awards. At our house, we have

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