I began using Take Home Book Bags in my classroom 10 years ago. It was a game-changer for my students and their families! Since then, I have blogged a ton about Take Home Book Bags and I have finally decided to get all of those posts in one central location for you! Keep reading for a brief … [Read more...] about Take Home Book Bags: Collection of Resources and Posts for At Home Reading
I was chatting with my Facebook Group and I was curious which Take Home Book Bags they would be interested in seeing next. The response was overwhelming - STEAM! They were looking for a way to incorporate a STEM challenge into the book bags that their students were bringing home to share … [Read more...] about Book Bags are STEAMing Up!
Every night, we are asking our students to read at home. As teachers, we want our students to be better readers! But sometimes, this just doesn't happen. Why aren't our students reading at home? How can we help them? Read on! No Access to Books As teachers, we hope that all homes are full of … [Read more...] about Why Students Aren’t Reading At Home (and how you can help!)
Take Home Book Bags were a key factor in getting my students engaged in their reading every night at home. With some trial and error, I was able to get the system working (almost) seamlessly in my classroom. I compiled all the important elements in this post to help you create a routine with your … [Read more...] about Seamlessly Implement Book Bags in Your Classroom
When I was teaching second grade, I was struggling to get my students to read every night at home. I knew how important it was, yet my students were returning empty book logs. I knew that I needed to make a change. This was when I decide to implement a take home book bag system in my classroom. … [Read more...] about How I Got My Students to Read at Home
Take Home Book Bags are one of my favorite alternatives to homework for my second graders. They give my students the opportunity to read at home if they don't have access to books, but also involves their families in the reading process. To learn more about the what and why of Take Home Book Bags, … [Read more...] about Take Home Book Bags – The Materials