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 …Continue
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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. …Continue
Added by Michela Macchi on November 12, 2013 at 9:27am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Sarah Tharpe Winchell on November 3, 2013 at 6:26pm — No Comments
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!
Added by Michela Macchi on October 24, 2013 at 5:34am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Michela Macchi on September 15, 2013 at 4:24pm — No Comments
I would like to share my new blog post with you . It is a lesson on how to make bears in papier mâché . It can take a few days to complete the project . But it is a lot of fun . So let's get started !
Material needed : For this project we will need the following :
* newspapers . (It is a good idea to ask your students to bring newspapers a few weeks prior to the project .If you do this at the beginning of the year you may…
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It's the end of the summer and in most countries children are back to school or will be back in a few days/weeks. To remember your happy moments spent at the sea-side during summer, I suggest to read to your children "Good Night Ocean" by Mark Jasper and Adam Gamble.
It's perfect also for learning the vocabulary of the sea and the expressions "good morning, good afternoon, good evening, good night", etc.
I would suggest this book for English speaking children aged 2 to 5 or…Continue
Added by Michela Macchi on August 27, 2013 at 3:19pm — No Comments
I just posted a resource on my website at http://atelierstorytime.com/2013/07/29/attention-a-la-vague/
It's a post on the beautiful book "Wave" by Suzy Lee. It’s a wordless book, illustrated with three colours: blue, white and black.
On a sunny summer day, a little girl goes to the beach with her mother and start playing with the waves;
some seagulls fly around her. How will the game…
Added by Michela Macchi on July 30, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Hello all, I want to share with you a great read! I had a chance to write a review for this timely book: ' I AM MIXED' written by my favorite Haitian actress, Garcelle Beauvais and co/author Sebastian A. Jones. I am Haitian American and also have three mixed children. I recommend the book for all children, because it teaches children from all races that we are all the same. Hope you enjoy reading the review.
My heart is singing with glee after reading I am Mixed. I am…Continue
Added by Nicole Weaver on July 18, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
You are maybe still in town or are planning to visit a town, so prepare your visit by reading to your children "The Museum" by Susan Verde! I wrote a post about this book on http://atelierstorytime.com/2013/07/06/tous-au-musee/
You'll also find some activities by the author to do with your children.…Continue
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We have had lots of fun with red, white and blue this week. Check out what we have been up to on my blog.
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What are you doing this summer?
It's the 21th of June! Let’s welcome summer with a story made up for you on www.atelierstorytime.com. I did it on storybird and I really think this website is a great opportunity for reading short stories or making up your own with your children during summer.
My story is called "It's summertime!" and you can read it or listen to it in English, French ("C'est l'été…Continue
Added by Michela Macchi on June 21, 2013 at 6:12am — No Comments
Every Thursday I'll be posting about our homeschool adventures (although... today is Wednesday...) I hope you'll check it out and link up if you have similar plans or ideas!
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I like to do things with my children for Mother's Day. So, today I am featuring some Mother's Day Activities you can do with your kids; games, crafts, DIY gifts, and more! Also, I'm a kid at heart and really just want to try some of these out! …Continue
At this time of year, my kindergarten students have finally developed their skills in phonemic awareness enough to begin to write their own stories. Here are some fun Story Starters to help your students have fun creating their own pictures to use as a stepping stone to writing their own stories. My students LOVE doing…Continue
Added by Christina Aronen on May 5, 2013 at 2:47am — No Comments
Just wanted to share my recent post with lots of ideas and resources for Children's Book Week! http://www.thebookchook.com/2013/04/activities-for-childrens-book-week-2013.html