Tuesday, February 12, 2019

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch (My Favorite Valentine's Day Book!)

Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch is my all-time favorite Valentine's Day book! It's written by the wonderful Eileen Spinelli and illustrated by Paul Yalowitz.  Have you read it?  If not, enjoy the video!  Seriously, The. Best. Ever!  It's a lovely book about friendship and the the power one has when reaching out to someone.  It's a quieter book that I simply adore.  Any book that can my little ones make an audible, collective, GASP, is proof enough to me that it's worth sharing over and over again.  I'm lucky to own the book but that doesn't stop me from showing the video as well.  It's so nice, you must read it twice! :)

This book is SO PERFECT, that the conversations/discussions that follow your reading are all you need.  Honest!  But if looking for a little something to extend the book, you may want to check this out.  I KNOW you'll love the book as much as I do!  ENJOY!!!

Sunday, February 10, 2019

Valentine Day Poems Freebie

Here are a few poems I wrote for Valentine's Day.  Feel free to grab them!  A bit geeky but I like geeky! :)

Another Freebie for Valentine's Day here in case you missed it! 
Only 4 more days until the big day!  Enjoy!

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Hello Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall: Caldecott Winner!

Have you read this book yet?  It truly is beautifully illustrated!  I read it to my class the other day and it got two thumbs up!  I'm sure you'll want to read it to your class and linger over the illustrations but at least you can take a sneak peak here!

Here's the illustration that generated the most buzz with my little ones:

Two of my all-time favorite books about lighthouses:

My students love the suspense of this book.  An excellent read aloud!


I always thought the Sea Chest should have won the Caldecott Award.  I had the author, Toni Buzzeo, at my school for an author visit.  If you are looking for an awesome author that teachers and kids will ADORE, she's the one!  

And if you are looking for a little something to support Hello Lighthouse with your class, you may want to check out:

Have a  lovely day!