Merry Christmas Eve Eve! It’s FINALLY Christmas break!!! It hasn’t fully sunk in yet, but the stress has definitely started to leave. I’m blogging right now so that I don’t let myself work on lesson plans. I’m weird and I LOVE making lesson plans that will engage my students and using the new lesson plannerContinue reading “Light”

Christmas Writing Challenge 2021

Last year I did 25 Days of Christmas books- well at least I tried to do all 25 days but I struggled a little to do them all between school and general life. This year instead of having to find time to read and review 25 books I was inspired by Pinterest and chose toContinue reading “Christmas Writing Challenge 2021”

Stories that Inspire (Part 1)

A new year! Yes, we’re all happy to say goodbye to 2020 and welcome the hope 2021 has to offer. There’s a lot to be inspired by right now. The inspirational frontline workers taking care of patient after patient, scientist working on a vaccine to help us move forward, and all the teachers working hardContinue reading “Stories that Inspire (Part 1)”

Christmas Bells Book Review

Christmas Bells Author: Jennifer Chiaverini Summary: The story behind the famous carol, “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day”. The book follows the stories of a nun, an architect, a widow, a priest, a sister and brother, a military wife, and choir director, all against the backdrop of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and hisContinue reading “Christmas Bells Book Review”

Best Gifts for Book Lovers 2020

Christmas is right around the corner and if you’re like me you’re happy for this season of celebration after the year we’ve experienced. The magical holiday lights, decorations, food, and time with family and friends (even if it’s virtual) is a welcome reprise after the darkness we’ve gone through this year. My favorite part ofContinue reading “Best Gifts for Book Lovers 2020”

Christmas Book Reviews Day 4: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell

Author: Lucille Colandro Illustrator: Jared Lee Summary: Another book about this lady swallowing stuff. She swallows a bell, packages, a sack, and even reindeer. One can only imagine what these items will create at the end. Quality: I can’t say don’t buy these books, because you might enjoy them. The group of first graders I’veContinue reading “Christmas Book Reviews Day 4: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Bell”

Christmas Book Review Day 3: The Gingerbread Man

Author: Karen Schmidt Illustrator: Karen Schmidt Summary: Everyone’s heard the saying “you can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbread man!” What would happen though if someone did catch the delicious cookie? Who could? Who would? This version of the gingerbread man If you’re a fan of the morbid fairytales then this is the one for you.Continue reading “Christmas Book Review Day 3: The Gingerbread Man”