Great Books to Teach Procedure Writing

1. Wombat Stew by Marcia K. Vaughan This classic Australian picture book is my absolute favourite when it comes to teaching procedure writing. The story follows a hungry dingo intent on cooking up a delicious wombat stew for tea. Lucky for the wombat, the other bush animals make a number of cooking suggestions designed toContinue reading “Great Books to Teach Procedure Writing”

Engaging And Fun Science Experiments for National Science Week 2022

The annual National Science Week Australia 2022 will be held between the 13th and 21st of August. This is a wonderful opportunity for classrooms across Australia to celebrate all things science and technology! Here are some quick, easy and fun experiments to try out this year! Make Ice Cream This is one of my favouriteContinue reading “Engaging And Fun Science Experiments for National Science Week 2022”

5 Fun Phonics Activities for Early Readers

I love teaching phonics! Phonic knowledge is the foundation for reading and success in Literacy, that’s why it is so important to get it right. I have always used the Jolly Phonics program for explicit teaching, and then used a range of fun games and activities to reinforce and help the kiddos learn the soundsContinue reading “5 Fun Phonics Activities for Early Readers”

5 Back To School Books That Teach Kids About Emotions

That first day or week back at school can be an anxious time for our littlest learners… that’s why it’s so important for us as educators to let them know that it’s ok to have those feelings and then give them strategies to work through them. Young children often won’t be able to identify theseContinue reading “5 Back To School Books That Teach Kids About Emotions”

Activities for Iceberg by Claire Saxby

Iceberg written by Claire Saxby and illustrated by Jess Racklyeft may just be the triumph of 2022 picture books. A must-have, keep forever type book for your classroom library… Books+Publishing says: ‘Richly informative and brimming with detailed facts presented in lyrical, sophisticated, evocative language … Text and image balance each other perfectly in their delicateContinue reading “Activities for Iceberg by Claire Saxby”

Activities for Just One Bee by Margrete Lamond & Anthony Bertini

Just One Bee written by Margrete Lamond & Anthony Bertini and illustrated by Christopher Nielsen is a standout for this year’s CBCA Shortlist Picture Book. Not only are the illustrations exceptional but the story offers young audiences an opportunity to make real world connections to their role in climate change and how working together inContinue reading “Activities for Just One Bee by Margrete Lamond & Anthony Bertini”

Activities for Stellarphant by James Foley

Stellarphant is an absolute must for every classroom library. This wonderful picture book offers a multitude of teaching moments and opportunities for discussion. Perfect to explore opinion writing, persuasive writing, space travel, courage, determination, perseverance, discrimination, diversity, equality, equity and feminism with your students. The blurb: Stella the elephant is fighting interstellar discrimination one pachydermContinue reading “Activities for Stellarphant by James Foley”

Activities for Walk of the Whales by Nick Bland

The picture book Walk of the Whales is another exceptional delivery from Nick Bland. The Blurb: When all of the whales in the ocean leave their home to walk around on land, people don’t quite know what to think. But soon shopkeepers go out of business, farms are flooded with water and salt, and peopleContinue reading “Activities for Walk of the Whales by Nick Bland”

Activities for The Imagineer by Christopher Cheng

This wonderful picture book is an essential addition to any classroom library this year. The Imagineer is a beautiful story about an inquistive little girl whose imagination is sparked by the things around her. When I read this book to my children they could not wait to start planning and creating their own inventions! TeachingContinue reading “Activities for The Imagineer by Christopher Cheng”

5 Picture Books To Teach Young Children About Anzac Day

Anzac Ted by Belinda Landsberry This is my absolute favourite Anzac Day book for young learners. “Anzac Ted is the powerful, poignant story of a little boy’s teddy bear that was passed down to him from his grandfather. Battered, torn, missing an eye and an ear, he might look scary but he’s got a great storyContinue reading “5 Picture Books To Teach Young Children About Anzac Day”