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100+ Must-Have Tools to Teach Biblical Truth

Looking for the best list of must-have tools to teach biblical truths to your children? You've come to the right place! As Christian parents and teachers, the most important thing we can teach our children is the truth of Scripture. Check out this variety of amazing tools to teach God's Word to your children in… Continue reading 100+ Must-Have Tools to Teach Biblical Truth

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19 Best Mentor Texts for Teaching Writing

When teaching writing, mentor texts are everything! Students need to see and read real life examples of writing to learn how to become a better writer themselves. These are the best mentor texts that I have found for writing. Some stories are funny, some are inspirational, and others are informational books that give practical tips… Continue reading 19 Best Mentor Texts for Teaching Writing

Holidays

A Simple Easter Passover Lesson for Kids

During the Easter season, help your kids connect the dots between Passover, the Last Supper, and Communion with this simple lesson.

Book Lists

16 Best Picture Books About Libraries

Because of National Library Week, I began thinking about the best picture books about libraries that I can use to teach my children everything there is to know about this wonderful institution! These picture books allow you and your children to explore the history, activities, organization, and diversity of libraries around the world. The Librarian… Continue reading 16 Best Picture Books About Libraries

Reading Tips

How To Run Simple and Successful Elementary Book Clubs

Are you looking to change things up in your next reading unit? Try book clubs! Here are a few simple ways to run successful book clubs in your elementary classroom! What are book clubs? Book clubs are small groups often divided up by reading level. Each group is given a novel that they read together… Continue reading How To Run Simple and Successful Elementary Book Clubs

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15 Tools to Celebrate Easter

As April dawns, we look excitedly towards Easter, a time of celebration for our risen Savior! What an opportunity to teach our children about the gift that Christ gave us through His sacrifice on the cross! This year, whether you add to your existing traditions or start new ones, be sure to grab one of… Continue reading 15 Tools to Celebrate Easter

Books and Crafts

Simple Tie-Dye Monster Craft

A craft inspired by the book Marilyn's Monster by Michelle Knudson Have you ever read the book Marilyn's Monster? Its a cute little book about a little girl who is trying to find her monster. Throughout the town, everyone has a monster. Monsters can be your helper, and they can be your friend! Marilyn watches… Continue reading Simple Tie-Dye Monster Craft

Reading Tips

How To Think Deeply While Reading

In my opinion, the hardest part about teaching reading isn't teaching students HOW to read, but rather, teaching students how to THINK while reading. Reading is most valuable if the reader can see past the words on the page and understand the deeper message the author is trying to teach them. The idea of "deep… Continue reading How To Think Deeply While Reading

Book Lists

The Essential Picture Book List for Spring

As the first day of spring approaches, many of us wait in anticipation to get outside and finally enjoy the warmth that the season will bring us! The world around us will begin to come alive and blossom with new life. What an excellent time to explore the outdoors! As winter fades into spring, pick… Continue reading The Essential Picture Book List for Spring

Books and Crafts

Easy St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Craft

As we approach St. Patrick's Day, plan to make this simple craft! It will make for sweet memories and adorable pictures. After your time crafting together, snuggle up together with a pile of books about St. Patrick's Day. Check out Top 10 Books to Read for St. Patrick's Day for book ideas. You will need:… Continue reading Easy St. Patrick’s Day Leprechaun Craft