rain reign by Ann Martin

Rain Reign (book review)

Jan 6th, 2016 2017 Caudills, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin Rain Reign is a contemporary realistic novel about a high-functioning autistic girl, Rose, and her dog, Rain. Rose likes homonyms and prime numbers and not much else other than her dog. Her teacher aid has to help her come up with conversation starters and tell her to look at people in the eye. Consequently, Rose stares at people really…

books that encourage compassion and kindness

20 Picture Books That Encourage Compassion and Kindness

May 19th, 2015 Lists Rachel Reinwald 16 min read

Directly teaching children social and emotional skills has a two-fold effect: students learn how to deal appropriately and effectively with feelings and learn to relate to others. If students learn to consider others and don’t feel scared or intimidated about contributing and trying new things, they will learn better. The affective domain in teaching considers students’ motivations, perceptions, attitude and values. Discussing these openly through…

Friends Storytime

Family Storytime: Friends

May 13th, 2015 Family Storytime Rachel Reinwald 9 min read

Opening Song. See previous post for song. Tippy Tap Question of the Day: What do you like to do with your friend? See previous post for explanation of Tippy Tap. The first book was The Copy Crocs by David Bedford. Crocodile (the pink one) doesn’t like how it’s so crowded. He always tries to find a new place where he wont be bumped. But his…