The Missing Mitten Mystery

Are we really talking Winter?!  Yep!  I’m here to provide inspiration and resources to help you add sparkle to your Winter lesson plans! The Missing Mystery is a fun story by Steven Kellogg.  Annie and her dog, Oscar, have had…

Gingerbread Baby

The Gingerbread Baby by Jan Brett is the much-loved story of the gingerbread man retold with a delightful twist!  Somebody opened the oven door before the gingerbread man was finished baking and out jumped the Gingerbread Baby! Most of your…

A Turkey for Thanksgiving

November provides so many fun thematic teaching opportunities!  Books are a great way to introduce standards in other curricular areas.  A Turkey for Thanksgiving is a delightful story about the Moose family at Thanksgiving.  The whimsical illustrations are totally engaging and…


Scarecrow by Cynthia Rylant is a lovely story about a scarecrow who has other things going on in his head than doing his job of scaring crows away.  We are entertained and challenged to live a little more fully, as the…


My name is Peggy Means. I am a child of God and a retired elementary teacher. I loved teaching and creating engaging resources for my students. Now, I love sharing my resources and ideas with busy teachers around the world.

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