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
Reading at Home
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!)
So, I don't have birthday parties in my classroom. But, my blog is all about reading and my daughter has become quite the avid reader at home (and her little brother has followed suit). So much so that she has requested to have her last few birthday parties based on her favorite … [Read more...] about A Birthday Party for the Books!
In school, we all have a fairly structured reading time. A time when students know when they should be reading, what they should be reading and where they should be reading. But, what happens when they get home? That structure isn't always there. Students may struggle with how to read a book at … [Read more...] about Teaching Students HOW to Read at Home
Getting students to read over the summer is such a crucial aspect to their education, but it is often where a lot of students fall behind. It's hard to get kids to read when the sun is shining and the ocean is calling! So how can we get them to pick up a book, when they would rather be outside … [Read more...] about Keep Them Reading Over the Summer