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


Giraffes Can’t Dance in the Classroom

One of my favorite things about teaching first grade is read alouds and reader response activities. My students are always so engaged in the picture books and chapter books that we read in class. They are so naturally motivated to complete book companion activities that correspond with their favorite books and I have to say … Continue reading Giraffes Can’t Dance in the Classroom