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Jackie Higgins
Works at Trautwein Elementary School
Attended Missouri Baptist University
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Today's my day to share the picture book of the day! I can not wait to tell you about "Let's Sing a Lullaby with the Brave Cowboy"-- such a hilarious bedtime story! #pbotd  
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Virtual Book Club author for July is Giles Andreae
Happy July! I hope you are enjoying your summer. I'm enjoying spending a lot of time with my boys, going on adventures, relaxing in our new tree house, and reading tons of great books! Not only are the boys busy reading, I've got quite the summer reading st...
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Picture Book of the Day
Today's picture book of the day is "The Giraffe that Walked to Paris". We've found so many great book activities to accompany this nonfiction picture book. 
http://www.ready-set-read.com/2014/06/the-giraffe-that-walked-to-paris.html

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Virtual Book Club for Kids June Author is Eric Carle
Summer is a wonderful time to jump back into the Virtual Book Club for kids if you've been taking a break for the last few months like me. Not only does summer provide a wonderful opportunity to kick back, read a book, and do a book activity, and share it w...
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Today's Picture book of the day will be great for summer travels! 
 
Are you flying this summer? Your toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy this selection for Picture Book of the Day and the post on preparing children for their first flight: http://goo.gl/237Uwt
#flyingwithkids #favoritebooks #picturebooks #traveltips #kbn #pbotd  
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Today's picture book of day. What is your favorite poetry collection for kids? #pbotd
 
As today is the last day of April, it is also the last day of poetry month.  I thought I'd end the month with a Picture Book of the Day recommendation that is another favorite poetry collection at our house.  You'll find classic Mother Goose rhymes turned on their wheels!
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How do you organize your classroom library? Do you group books? If so, do you organize by genre or text level or something else? #reading  
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When I taught 2nd grade, I had three sections in my library: books leveled by Reading Recovery level (with different animal stickers for each level); books leveled by broader levels (with letters); and nonfiction books (by theme). Different kids were taking books from different sections at different times. It worked well.
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Back to School Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers
Get ready to blast off into back to school shopping! Teachers Pay Teachers' BIG back to school sale is just around the corner! I can't wait to shop this year as I am in the midst of setting up my very own classroom!! That's right, I'm leaving the stay at ho...
Back to School Sale at Teachers Pay Teachers is August 4-5.
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Hey Reading with Children Community members,
Just checking in with a clarification on community guidelines. I love the posts, book reviews, app reviews, and questions that everyone posts here. However, when you share a link, please leave a blurb of introduction to the post. You can ask a question to generate discussion, or explain how the post or product will be helpful for parents or teachers. When members just drop a link, it generally goes to a spam area and I have to go in and approve the posts. I don't generally make it over here every day. So, if you are just dropping links, it's likely to never get seen. You all have great info to share, so let's make sure it gets seen! Thanks!
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The Giraffe that Walked to Paris
Summer is a relaxed time at our home. We try to hang out at the pool a LOT, spend time in our backyard, and visit fun places around town. We also try to make time for reading.  According to the  National Summer Learning Association  , children lose an avera...
Summer is a relaxed time at our home. We try to hang out at the pool a LOT, spend time in our backyard, and visit fun places around town. We also try to make time for reading. According to the National Summer Learning Association , children lose an average of 2 months of knowledge during the ...
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Today's picture book of the day! Looks like a good summer choice!!
 
Today's Picture Book of the Day is a great book for inspiring outdoor play, so I also shared 4 activities we did with the book: http://jennifischer.blogspot.com/2014/06/summer-reading-books-that-inspire.html  #KidLit   #PBOTD   #SummerReading  
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Today's Picture book of the day will be great for summer travels! 
 
Are you flying this summer? Your toddlers and preschoolers will enjoy this selection for Picture Book of the Day and the post on preparing children for their first flight: http://goo.gl/237Uwt
#flyingwithkids #favoritebooks #picturebooks #traveltips #kbn #pbotd  
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I'm a reading specialist turned mom blogger. I'm the author of ready-set-read.com and I write articles on early literacy. I also create educational lesson plans for elementary school.
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reading specialist, blogging, mom,
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  • Trautwein Elementary School
    Reading Specialist, 2014 - present
    Reading Specialist grades 1-5
  • Ready-Set-Read
    Blogger, 2010 - present
    owner, author
  • Oakville Elementary School
    Reading Specialist, 2006 - 2008
    First grade reading recovery teacher, early literacy teacher
  • Festus Intermediate
    Classroom Teacher, 2003 - 2006
    Fifth grade and fourth grade classroom teacher
  • Lewis And Clark Elementary School
    Classroom Teacher, 200 - 2003
    Fifth Grade Teacher
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Library Card Holder. Kidlit lover. Education Blogger.
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Hi! I'm Jackie, reading specialist  for 1-5 grade students and a mom blogger. I'm the author of ready-set-read.com, an early literacy blog. I am dedicated to finding the very best children's literature to help kids fall in love with literature. I love to create book activities and activities for kids to make reading with children come alive! I share many of my ideas for teaching reading through education printable activities
I have two boys and a techie hubby. My husband wishes our basement was not filled to the brim with picture books. I truly believe you can never have too many good books!
I dream of having a home library, but for now, I'll pride myself on being a card carrying member of the local library. 
Education
  • Missouri Baptist University
    BSE Elementary Ed, 1996 - 2000
  • Missouri Baptist University
    MS Classroom Teaching, 2005 - 2009
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