Gee’s Bend Quilts Coloring Pages

Gee's Bend Quilts Coloring Page

I have such respect for quilters! I know that so much time, planning and heart go into making a quilt. When preparing for the Southeast region geography study, I came across an awesome story about Gee's Bend quilts and their quilting bee history. Have you heard of Gee's Bend before? Gee's Bend and Quilting I read the book Stitchin' and Pullin' a Gee's Bend Quilt  (afflink) by Patricia C. McKissack. We loved the bold illustrations and the story of a little girl making her own quilt and learning the history and importances of the quilts of Gee's Bend. "Quilting is painting a poem with … [Read More...]

Learning about the Northeast Region of the U.S.

Learning about the northeast region of the United States

We learned about the Northeast region of the United States during the 3rd and 4th week of our geography class. Introducing the Northeast Region of the United States I realized that my young students (K-2nd) didn't really know what the 5 regions … [Read More...]

Fall Art Resources

Fall Art Resources

I don't always do the best at incorporating arts and crafts into our schedule, but I have found two resources that make it super easy for me to do so! Both require minimal materials and preparation-- and my kids love to do them! Draw Write Now … [Read More...]

Night of the Moonjellies

Night of the Moonjellies book activities

I had heard of Night of the Moonjellies from all my Five In a Row friends, but it took me years to actually read it. I'm not sure why I waited so long! We recently incorporated this book into our geography study of the 50 States with my K-2nd co-op … [Read More...]

Free Apple Journal for Toddlers and Preschoolers

Free printable apple booklet

Fall is my favorite season of the year. I love the cooler temperatures, the changing of the leaves and apples! Over the years we have done a bunch of apple-themed activities and field trips. Last year I made a printable apple booklet perfect for … [Read More...]

Learning the 50 States (K-2nd)

Learning the 50 States

This semester I'm teaching a 50 states class for K-2nd at my local co-op. I know, normally it is in 4th grade where we see the big push to learn the 50 states, but this year since all the kids are doing some sort of American history, we decided it … [Read More...]