Teachers are real life superheroes. They educate, innovate, encourage and support. Every day they touch the lives of millions of children and their work and impact extends far beyond the boundaries of the classroom.
Take the time to celebrate these real life superheroes during Teacher Appreciation Week, May 2-6, 2016.
Need some ideas on how to celebrate? Here are some good ones!
Reading Rockets has a whole list of Teacher Appreciation Week activities.
Teacher Appreciation Super Hero Themed Week at @EducatorsSpin
Fun Activities that Double as Teacher Gifts!
Little Passports has a clever activity idea involving simple supplies like mason jars and old maps!
Bake Some Honey Cinnamon Rolls
- 2 packages yeast
- 1/2 cup warm water
- 1/2 cup shortening
- 1/2 cup HONEY
- 2 tsp salt
- 1 pint milk
- 2 eggs
- 6 cups flour
- 1/2 cup margarine
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream
- 1/2 cup brown sugar and 1 tsp cinnamon mixed
***Get full recipe and instructions HERE
Has a teacher in your life inspired you with their storytelling abilities? I’ve made a FREE off the shoulder felt story bag craft and tutorial just for this occasion! This simple craft is something the whole family can participate in creating it will make a delightful gift for the book lover in your life. I hope your little bag of tales holds as many wonders for you as ours has.
Click the image below and get instant access to this Hans Christian Andersen-inspired shoulder bag!
If you are looking for inspirational children’s books about teachers, the relationship between Helen Keller and her teacher, Annie Sullivan.
It is time to say “Thank You” to the special teachers that you know. Let them know that they are appreciated for all that they do. Use #TeacherAppreciationDay to post on social media.
My newest book, Dragons are Real with be available on Amazon around the first part of May and the excitement is almost blowing the roof off of Jump Into a Book/Audrey Press headquarters!
SO…what if I told you that all of the fairy tales, myths and legends that have been told about dragons over the years are WRONG. What if I told you that Dragons are indeed Real and that they are different than you’ve ever imagined?
This fairly true story is based on the author’s childhood friendship with a REAL live Dragon; a very special Dragon that she and her brother spent two magical summers with.
As readers turn the pages and learn the truth about Dragons, they will see that the fiercest beasts in known history can actually be the best of friends. It’s a lesson in finding companionship in the most unusual of places. Dragons are Real is a magical book filled with stunning illustrations and hints that dragon are indeed all around us
Dragons are Real is slated for a May 5th release. If you want to be among the first to know when this colorful and enchanting children’s book goes on sale, sign up below and I will keep you in the loop. (P.S. I have plans to have some fun free gifts available as well!) Thanks for your support and Read On!
SO…I may, or may not be ::wink::wink:: a little preoccupied with dragons these days. Scroll to the bottom of this post and you will see why I believe #DragonsAreReal! BUT FIRST, let’s explore one of my favorite dragon-ish books that happens to be an extraordinary journey of myth, magic, and mystery. The book is Here, […]
I love trees. You might have gathered that with my very long tree book lists which contain both non-fiction and fiction selections as well as some of my book extension activities. I’ve been known to travel many many miles to lay eyes on an old magnificent tree, or an ancient grove of poplars. Simply put; […]
Disclosure: some of these links are affiliate links I’ve been doing a lot with dragons lately and in honor of my new book Dragons are Real so I thought I’d share a little bit of our favorite dragon reads from our favorite dragon library. You may not know this but Dragons love to read and […]
I know many parents and visitors to this site are frequently on the hunt for captivating books for their older readers..and lucky me, I just discovered a new one! Southern Gothic by Middle Grade/YA author Bridgette Alexander is a wonderful new book which incorporates art and mystery in very intriguing ways. I learned of Bridgette […]
Earth Day is just a few days away and it is one of my favorite days of the year. It’s a time when our communities share a like-minded cause of remembering to care and cherish our Earth. Here at Jump into a Book it means, along with getting outside to frolic in nature, that it’s […]
Help us kick off National Library Week 2016 with a bang! This year’s theme is Libraries Transform, reminding all Americans that today’s libraries are not just about what we have for people, but what we do for and with people. Head to your public, school or academic library during National Library Week to see what’s […]
The Cozy Classics series is the brainchild of two brothers, both dads, who were thinking of ways to teach words to their very young children. They hit upon the idea of “the classics” as the basis for their infant primers, and the rest as they say, is history. Every book in the series is condensed […]
Hello and Welcome to our 2nd installment of the Read Kid’s Classics Challenge! I’m so glad you’re here and I can hardly wait to see what you’re reading as well. As many of you already know, I am a huge fan of children’s classics and over the years my family has actively read old classics […]