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My mini books about seasons have arrived!

I just published a mini book about seasons on storybird. It is written for children learning a second language and it's available in English, French and Italian. I hope you can enjoy them! Here is my post:



Added by Michela Macchi on April 9, 2014 at 6:29am — No Comments


Spring has just arrived and it can be the right moment to teach our children some new words about seasons in a foreign language. Printemps, estate, autumn or hiver... follow my post on seasons on my blog! You can also listen to the reading online of a very nice book published in Italy 40 years ago.…


Added by Michela Macchi on April 6, 2014 at 4:27pm — No Comments

Spring Break- Project a Day

Instead of long travel or sticking to regular routine, for this spring break we're spending time together exploring history with borrowed museum artifacts, photography by putting together a camera, art with a box full of new materials, story with audio stories even we grownups look forward to hearing, and of course nature and the vastness in our backyard. 

Maybe you are in need of a special way to spend time together as a family, but like us are seeking simple,…


Added by Kelly Sage on March 16, 2014 at 10:39am — No Comments

6 Steps for Helping Kids with Feelings

That moment when you realize one of your close friends has moved on.…


Added by Katie McClain on February 23, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

International Book Giving Day

The 14th february is not only Saint Valentine's day but also International Book Giving Day!

International Book Giving Day is a day dedicated to getting new, used and borrowed books in the hands of as many children as possible.

On this day you are invited to 1. give a book to a friend or relative, 2. leave a book in a waiting room or lobby, 3. donate a book.

For more details visit the official website at …


Added by Michela Macchi on February 11, 2014 at 12:53pm — No Comments

Let's take a walk! How to use a wordless book for teaching a foreign language

Have you ever used a wordless book for teaching a language? Here is my last post on "Devine qui fait quoi? Une promenade invisible" a wordless book which was published in France but of course can be "read" in any language. 



Added by Michela Macchi on January 27, 2014 at 3:55pm — No Comments

Book Review: 'Silence' by K.C. Snider

Hey Moms , looking for a great book that will help your child use his/her imagination?  Check out my review of Silence, by award winning artist K.C. Snider.



Added by Nicole Weaver on January 20, 2014 at 4:31pm — No Comments


Cynthia Rylant

Audrey Wood

Added by clara lauber on January 16, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

Book Review: 'Count 1,2,3 with Me ' by Connie Arnold

Check out my review of a great book that teaches kids about counting.



Added by Nicole Weaver on January 14, 2014 at 10:45pm — No Comments


Hello teachers & parents,

Are you looking for two great books that can teach kids the joy of using their talents to do goo deeds?  Please check out my review of Penelope Anne Cole's award-winning books here…


Added by Nicole Weaver on January 12, 2014 at 10:01am — No Comments

"Snuggie and the Christmas stockings"

I just put online my third Christmas story. It's "Snuggie and the Christmas stockings", written (and read on the video) by Margie Nelsen and illustrated by Karen Annexstad.

To listen to the story, go to http://atelierstorytime.com/2013/12/24/christmas-stories-3-snuggie-and-the-christmas-stockings/ 

Merry Christmas



Added by Michela Macchi on December 25, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

To all the wonderful teachers of weteachgroup, I wish a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!



Added by Michela Macchi on December 20, 2013 at 5:34pm — No Comments

An italian Christmas story

I did a reading online of a Christmas tale published by an italian publisher in 1950. The story is read in italian but the illustrations are so beautiful that it is worth watching even if you don't understand italian! The illustrator, Mariapia Franzoni, was very famous at that time.

You can hear the story at …


Added by Michela Macchi on December 7, 2013 at 4:48am — No Comments

AWESOME teacher giveaway!


Added by Misty Savario on November 17, 2013 at 9:25pm — No Comments

It's Picture Book Month!

It's the gloomy month of november, let's cheer up and celebrate with picture books!

If you wish to know more about this event, visit my website at http://atelierstorytime.com/2013/11/11/its-picture-book-month and read the exclusive interview with Marcie Colleen, the education consultant or visit the official website http://picturebookmonth.com. …


Added by Michela Macchi on November 12, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments

Using an Anchor Chart to help Children Compare Fiction and Non-Fiction Texts

I have been placing a daily emphasis on fiction and non-fiction texts with my kindergarteners and first graders. After we had some experiences working with various texts in the classroom I asked the children to help me make an anchor chart comparing the two types of texts. The first graders had more ideas to offer mainly because they have more school experience but the kinders were able to add to the conversation. This is one of our first efforts together.…


Added by Sarah Tharpe Winchell on November 3, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments

Halloween stories

If you are looking for books about Halloween, I did my choice on http://atelierstorytime.com/2013/10/23/its-halloween-storytime. The books I review are particularly fit for children learning English as a second language but they are originally written for English speaking children, so everyone can enjoy them!

Happy Halloween!…


Added by Michela Macchi on October 24, 2013 at 5:34am — No Comments

School around the world

The first month of school is already over: let's welcome october!

Why don't we talk with our children or pupils about how it is going to school in other countries? For ideas and activities check my new post at http://atelierstorytime.com/2013/10/06/back-to-school

Let me know if you use one of the books I suggest with your class.



Added by Michela Macchi on October 6, 2013 at 4:29pm — No Comments

International Dot Day

Today we celebrate International Dot Day, dedicated to "The Dot", a picture book written and illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds. You can still take part in the event if you go to http://www.thedotclub.org/dotday/ and register.

If you wish…


Added by Michela Macchi on September 15, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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