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Book Corner, Teaching Ideas & Inspiration

Inspirational Class Books – These are must-haves!

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* Story time is an amazing way to wind down at the end of a lesson, or at the end of the day.  Students have a chance to listen to a thoughtful story, and teachers have a chance to engage their students in a deep conversation that may not otherwise flourish.  Here are a list of inspirational class books that will spark imagination in any classroom, and get students excited about books. Ish – By: Peter A Reynolds   This book is about a budding artist, who loves to create artwork!  The character gets discouraged when their artwork comes under some scrutiny, but then receives the inspiration toContinue reading

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Book Review: The Very Cranky Bear (With Cross-Curricular Lesson Ideas)

*This post contains affiliate links for convenient viewing* The first time I picked up The Very Cranky Bear by Nick Bland, it was by chance.  My daughter and I were browsing through book store shelves, when the book caught our eyes.  I was SO pleasantly surprised with how fun this book is! Summary: This book is about four little animal friends, each possessing their own unique qualities, who run into a cranky bear and come up with creative solutions to cheer him up. Thoughts: What I love about this book is that it allows you to pause a draw various lessons from it.  There is a wonderful attention to language, which really displays the effective use ofContinue reading