Teaching Without Preaching

¬† Celebrate Black History month with¬†Precious and the Boo Hag by Patricia McKissack. McKissack is a black author who gives us insights into the Gullah culture as well as finding a wonderful way to teach children to obey their parents … Continue reading

Investing in a Writing Career – Dictionaries

Happy New Year! If you are a children’s author, or you aspire to becoming one, your New Year is filled with resolutions. For authors, those resolutions include many things associated with writing. Please join me in exploring seven ways that … Continue reading

Seven Family Activities Around the Christmas Tree

The countdown to Christmas is in full swing. If you’re anything like me, you’ve only just put your tree up, you still have presents to buy and cards to send. I’m definitely a last-minute shopper, but I also yearn to … Continue reading

Christmas card and puzzles for kids

Looking for cards and puzzles you can use with your students? Here is a Christmas card for kids with a wordsearch puzzle in it about the very first Christmas when baby Jesus was born. You can click here to download … Continue reading

The Story of Christmas – A Book Review

I wear many hats – children’s author, mom, teacher, and grandmother. For a long time, I taught children with hearing loss, and every book I used with them I had to scrutinize for clear vocabulary, sequence, understandable sentence structure, and … Continue reading