always batty in the fall

Fall is the perfect time to study and appreciate the most amazing flying mammal, bats! This collection has both fiction and nonfiction read alouds, songs, drawing activities, and more. Some upper elementary educators don’t embrace picture books quite as much as I do- but these books may not be ones your students would hear without your help. They are picking more mature/challenging books- but these still have great vocabulary and curriculum connections! Push picture books through middle school! #picturebookpusher

Make a copy of the batty class @

brainpop braggin’

I was really happy to complete some PD this summer that I had been planning to attend before the world stopped last March. Brainpop has so many great resources for teachers and students beyond fun movies! But we all get stuck on the movies- I mean they are great warm-ups, follow ups, and in between content resources! I really recommend the BP professional development as a way to push your knowledge of the site and your understanding of how to differentiate for your students.