The Kissing Hand Craft

I love to read The Kissing Hand during the first week of school. It is such a heart-warming story and my students always love it! After reading the story, we make our own kissing hands to hang in the classroom. Students trace their hands on a piece of paper and cut out a heart. Finally, … Continue reading The Kissing Hand Craft


Poetry Writing for Lower Elementary

When I first thought about writing poetry with my young learners, I was overwhelmed and it seemed like a huge challenge. To be honest, I kind of dreaded it my first year of teaching. However, when I started teaching poetry, my students LOVED it and it quickly became my favorite writing unit of the school … Continue reading Poetry Writing for Lower Elementary