read-alouds Archives - Elementary Education

10 Kindness Books for Kids That Will Touch Your Heart

Kindness books for kids are the key to my heart, especially in January when we are on the eve of Valentine’s Day, The Great Kindness Challenge, and all the warm fuzzy things in between. Some books are better than others, of course, but I feel like this collection of stories…

The 9 Best Halloween Books to Read In Your Classroom

I know schools tend to be all over the map when it comes to celebrating Halloween in the classroom. Some schools opt for Book Character Dress-Up Day, while others go full-fledged bobbing for apples-parties from the 90s. What you do is none of my business–but what is my business is…

3 Spookley the Square Pumpkin Activities That Are Simple and Adorable

If you aren’t reading Spookley the Square Pumpkin to your students in October, is it even Halloween?! For real, though: Spookley has quite a hold on my own preschooler all year (it’s one of her most-requested bedtime books). My first grade students also loved the tale of this square gourd…

8 Excellent Back to School Books for Relatable Classroom Read-Alouds

Are you looking for back to school books to help your first grader prepare for the new school year? Look no further! In this blog post, we will share our picks for the best back-to-school books for first graders. From picture books to chapter books, we have something for everyone.…