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”

Activities for Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh

Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh is a beautifully illustrated story celebrating family, our diverse community, and the seasons of life. It has been selected for the Australian Library and Information Association’s (ALIA) National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) 2022, which will be held on Wednesday 25 May 2022 at 11:00am. Check out these resources I’veContinue reading “Activities for Family Tree by Josh Pyke and Ronojoy Ghosh”

Celebrating Harmony Day In The Classroom

Harmony Week celebrates Australia’s cultural diversity. What is Harmony Day? Harmony Day, which is held on the 21st of March every year, is a time to celebrate Australia’s cultural diversity and promote inclusiveness, respect and a sense of belonging with its key message being ‘Everyone Belongs’. Ways to celebrate Harmony Day in the Classroom +Continue reading “Celebrating Harmony Day In The Classroom”

How To Catch A Leprechaun – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing

How To Catch A Leprechaun by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is an excellent book to read in March for St Patrick’s Day. This magical book is the perfect way to spark your students imagination for fun and engaging writing and project-based learning this spring time. The kiddos love being creative and designing their LeprechaunContinue reading “How To Catch A Leprechaun – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing”

How To Catch The Easter Bunny – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing

How To Catch The Easter Bunny by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is an excellent book to read with your kiddos at Easter time. I always love teaching procedural writing… but a procedural writing activity that lends itself to STEM is the BEST! This book is the perfect starting point for fun and engaging writingContinue reading “How To Catch The Easter Bunny – Spring STEM and Procedural Writing”

All The Ways To Be Smart Activities For Back To School

All The Ways To Be Smart by Davina Bell and Allison Colpoys is a beautifully illustrated book that celebrates the many talents of every child. Inspired by Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences, the author explores the concept of intelligence and the unique qualities of every child. This book has fast become one of my first week of schoolContinue reading “All The Ways To Be Smart Activities For Back To School”

How to Catch a Turkey – STEM and Procedural Writing

I always love doing procedural writing… but a procedural writing activity that lends itself to STEM is the BEST! Reading the book How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace & Andy Elkerton is the perfect starting point for this fun and engaging project-based learning Thanksgiving activity. The kiddos love being creative and designing theirContinue reading “How to Catch a Turkey – STEM and Procedural Writing”

Fun Christmas Activities For The Classroom That The Kids Will Love!

During the holiday season, engaging our students can be harder than ever.  Using holiday and seasonal activities helps to get over that hurdle. These Christmas activities will have your students focused and engaged while working on important skills. 1. Letter to Santa Writing The top Christmas writing activity would have to be the classic letter toContinue reading “Fun Christmas Activities For The Classroom That The Kids Will Love!”

Bear Says Thanks Activities for Thanksgiving

I love using the book to talk to children about being grateful, giving thanks and good manners, as well as themes of friendship, sharing and gratitude. Bear Says Thanks by Karma Wilson and Jane Chapman is a classroom favorite for the month of November. The story is about a lonely bear with empty cupboards who decides toContinue reading “Bear Says Thanks Activities for Thanksgiving”

The Best Books About Space for Kids

World Space Week is a UN-declared celebration of space held annually, every October 4 to 10. It is the largest space event in the world and an ideal time for teachers and educators to use space-based activities to excite students about science and technology. What will I be reading in the classroom for World SpaceContinue reading “The Best Books About Space for Kids”