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Book Recommendations for 7th Graders

Princess wants to be an author when she grows up. Her passions are reading and writing. There is not a day that goes by that she isn't reading and writing in her spare time. 

It can be quite difficult to find new reading material that's appropriate for Princess' age and development.

Princess is so excited about her new reading list for the school year. I've started ordering books on her list from the library. Her one complaint is that I didn't order her enough to get through the week. Lol. 

If you have an avid reader like Princess, we hope these book recommendations for 7th graders help!


Book Recommendations for 7th Graders

Book Recommendations for 7th Graders


Princess will be required to read fifteen out of twenty of the books below. My guess is that she will choose to read all of them. Lol.


1. Fever 1793 by Laurie Halse Anderson

2. Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbitt

3. The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

4. The Girl in the Blue Coat by Monica Hesse

5. The Face on the Milk Carton by Caroline B. Cooney

6. The Redhead of Auschwitz by Nechama Birnbaum

7. The Girl Who Looked Beyond the Stars by L.B. Anne

8. The Murder at the Vicarage by Agatha Christie

9. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

10. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

11. Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

12. The Pearl by John Steinbeck

13. The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

14. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

15. Witch Born by Amber Argyle

16. I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

17. The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde

18. Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow

19. Notorious RBG by Irin Carmon

20. A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemmingway


If you have a seventh grader who doesn't share the same interests as Princess, and you're still looking for book recommendations, be sure to check out Bulldozer's reading list this year!


Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

Book Recommendations for 8th Graders


Bulldozer loves movies, natural disasters, adventures, humor and more. I'm excited he's open to reading classics and throw in a few history novels. His list is definitely a fun one.

And if Princess' list and Bulldozer's list doesn't fit the bill for your reader, check out Dinomite's reading list for the year!

Book Recommendations for 9th Graders

Book Recommendation for 9th Graders


Dinomite loves history and is very much on a classics binge right now when it comes to reading. It doesn't matter if the classics are new or old, he wants to read all of them.

I hope you find all of the book recommendations you need through these lists!

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Book Recommendations for 7th Graders


Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

Our book lists are back! Bulldozer has been begging for his new book list for the school year. I love that he enjoys reading so much.

This year he will be in 8th grade, but tends to read above grade level. I tried to find a balance between books that will be easy and those that will be more difficult. Bulldozer approved of his list.

If you're looking for book recommendations for 8th graders, this is for you!

Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

Bulldozer enjoys very specific genres when it comes to books. I'm excited he's starting to branch out a bit. His list shows this.

He has observed his older brother reading classics and enjoying them and isn't opposed to trying a few this year. This is so exciting!

During the school year he's required to read fifteen out of twenty of the books on his list. This provides him opportunities to put down a few he decides he doesn't like and focus on ones he does enjoy.

Check out this list!

Book Recommendations for 8th Graders


1. Once by Morris Gleitzman

2. We Were Liars by E. Lockhart

3. Divergent by Veronica Roth

4. His Dark Materials: The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman

5. Holes by Louis Sachar

6. The Giver by Lois Lowry

7. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

8. Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky

9. Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

10. A Connecticut  Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain

11. David Copperfield by Charles Dickens

12. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

13. Life of Pi by Yann Martel

14. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

15. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

16. Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

17. The Red Badge of Courage by Stephen Crane

18. Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne

19. In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides

20. The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne


If you realize that your 8th grader doesn't gravitate to the types of books that Bulldozer does, you may want to check out Dinomite's book list for the year. His interests are very different.


Book Recommendations for 9th Graders

Book Recommendations for 9th Graders


And if you still can't find anything to meet the needs of of an eighth grader in your life, you may want to check out Princess' book list. Though it says it's for 7th graders, many of the books are great for 8th graders as well.

Book Recommendations for 7th Graders

Book Recommendations for 7th Graders


I hope you've found some great books to add to your reading list! There are so many fabulous titles to choose from!


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Book Recommendations for 8th Graders


Book Recommendations for 9th Graders

Dinomite is going into 9th grade this year. One of his passions is reading. This year he's requested that he read as many classics as possible. 

Over the summer he took it upon himself to read, War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy and enjoyed it.

He and I worked together to create reading list for the upcoming school year that includes classics from the past and present.

If you are looking for book recommendations for 9th graders, we hope this list is a great help!


Book Recommendations for 9th Graders


Book Recommendations for 9th Graders


I used to create book lists that were much smaller, but Dinomite would work through them so quickly, I had to add more. 

This year Dinomite is given a choice of twenty books of which he'll read at least fifteen. I like to give him a chance to say no to a few if they turn out to be not as great as they're supposed to be.

Check out this list of books!


1.  I Must Betray You by Ruta Sepetys

2. The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

3. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

4. Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir

5. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

6. Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes

7. Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brian

8. The Book of Dust: La Belle Sauvage by Philip Pullman

9. Dune by Frank Herbert

10. The Da Vinci Code by by Dan Brown

11. Things Fall Apart by Chinua Achebe

12. The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck

13. The Catcher and the Rye by J.D. Salinger

14. The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemmingway

15. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

16. 1984 by George Orwell

17. Julius Caesar by William Shakespeare

18. All Quiet on the Western Front by Erich Maria Remarque

19. Dead Poets Society by N.H. Kleinbaum

20. The Pursuit of Victory by Roger Knight


I'm excited that Dinomite was willing to try out a few new genres this year. This list should lead to some pretty fantastic reading experiences. And for the record, he's the one who asked to read Julius Caesar!

If you find that the reading interests of your 9th grader are not the same as Dinomite's, you may want to check out Bulldozer's reading list for the year!


Book Recommendations for 8th Graders

Book Recommendations for 8th Graders


The two boys enjoy very different genres of books as you can now see.

And if you still don't find anything the reader in your life might like, be sure to check out Princess' reading list. Though she's in 7th grade, she reads above her grade level. Her list reflects that.

Book Recommendations for 7th Graders

Book Recommendations for 7th Graders


I hope you find what you're looking for. There are so many choices!

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FREE Ice Cream Addition Clip Cards

There is nothing that cools down a hot summer day better than ice cream! 

These FREE Ice Cream Addition Clip Cards are perfect for introducing or reviewing larger math facts while school's out or when students first return to the classroom.

There are multiple flavors on each card to ensure every child identifies with one they love most. All images are true to life.

Ice Cream Addition Clip Cards (FREE)

 FREE Ice Cream Addition Clip Cards


Sunshine is thoroughly enjoying addition right now, which is a BIG deal. 


I want to be sure to follow her lead and provide her with work that she will love. 


On her next home pass she has requested that we do ice cream themed activities during learning time. An ice cream unit will be super fun, but I do not have an ice cream activity that includes addition.


That is, until now!


The FREE Ice Cream Addition Clip Cards focus on addition larger math problems like 8+9 and 7+6. Each card provides ice cream cones as counters and three answers to choose from.


When Sunshine uses these clip cards, she counts the ice cream cones on each side of the addition sign, writing down the equation on a piece of paper provided. She then places a marker on the answer and reads aloud her written out addition problem.

The FREE Ice Crem Addition Clip Cards are designed to be used with the printable pack below.


Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Numbers Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Numbers Printable Pack


The Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Numbers Printable Pack includes so many fabulous resources when working with students to identify numbers, write and read numbers, and count.

It includes both print and cursive options for all writing activities.

All images are true-to-life and so colorful.

This printable pack is designed for children in Montessori preschool and early elementary classrooms.

These printables have been such a hit in our house. Everyone loves them. I know your students will too!

If you're looking for resources to teach letters, you may also want to consider the ice cream themed printable pack below.


Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Letters Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Letters Printable Pack


Whether you're teaching your students cursive or print, the Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Letters Printable Pack includes everything you need to help children identify uppercase and lowercase letters as well as write them.

I love everything about this resource as it is a huge help as Sunshine learns her cursive letters.

If you're looking for more ice cream themed printables, we also have a beautiful color themed pack.

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Colors Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Colors Printable Pack


The Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Colors Printable Pack is a fabulous way to learn about colors and how they relate to flavors.

This printable pack provides both light and dark options for each other to reflect students' preferences of ice cream, sorbet, gelato, etc.

It provides opportunities to learn and practice color mixing, differentiation, and so much more!

There are so many fabulous ways to learn while enjoying ice cream at the same time!

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FREE Ice Cream Addition Clip Cards


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FREE Ice Cream Addition Clip Cards


Montessori-inspired Ice Cream Activities for Kids

It is so hot outside! Nothing cools me down like ice cream does.  

Our family LOVES ice cream, whether it's non dairy, sorbet, or something else to meet the dietary needs of the family. One could say we're quite passionate about it. Don't even get me started on the toppings.

It's no secret that we love turning passions into Montessori-inspired unit studies. And so it is with ice cream.

If you're looking for hands on Montessori-inspired ice cream activities for kids, be sure to check out these fabulous ideas!

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream Activities for Kids

It's one thing to have fabulous printables related to ice cream (which we have HERE) and yet another to provide kids with hands on activities that encourage practical life sensorial, and science skills to round everything out.

Here I'm sharing my absolute favorite ice cream activities that work extremely well in a Montessori preschool classroom. We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream Activities for Kids 


How to Make Ice Cream in a Bag from KTeacherTiff


If you're looking for practical life or science activities, making homemade ice cream is perfect! What I love about this project is that everyone can get involved.


Cotton Ball Ice Cream Craft from Toddler at Play


What a fabulous way to incorporate droppers and practical life skills into an ice cream themed art activity. Kids will have so much fun creating color scoops of ice cream! You could also use an ice cream shaped popper as well. 


Color, Cut & Create Ice Cream from Krokotak


In my experience, one can never have too many cutting activities on the shelves. My kids always seem to need more practice. This craft is fabulous for encouraging cutting skills. I love that the template is not too complicated to cut out and includes straight lines and curves.


Ice Cream and Sprinkles Alphabet Writing Practice


I absolutely LOVE this writing tray! We use writing trays so much. It's always fun to vary up the contents to match different topics we're studying.  What I love most is the change in texture from sand to something else!


5 Senses: Ice Cream Taste Test from No Time for Flash Cards


It's always fun to find new ways to incorporate sensorial activities into unit studies. What better way to incorporate the senses than to have an ice cream taste test? My kids would LOVE this!


Ice Cream Volcano Experiment for Kids from Kindergarten Worksheets and Games


I haven't met a child who doesn't love science experiments. In the Montessori classroom they are such a great way to introduce measurement, pouring and so much more! The ice cream theme is just so adorable!


If you love these activities but are looking for printables in the main subject areas to incorporate in a unit study, you definitely want to consider the resources below!


Montessori-Inspired Ice Cream: Colors Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Colors Printable Pack


This is the perfect printable pack for teaching little ones colors. It's sure to be a hit when you combine colors with ice cream flavors.

Whether your little ones are just learning to identify colors, read them, right them, or distinguish between them, there's something for everyone included in this pack.

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Letters Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Letters Printable Pack


Learning to identify uppercase and lowercase letters in print and cursive along with writing letters is so much fun when ice cream is involved!

This printable pack includes everything you need to help your child learn their letters.

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Numbers Printable Pack

Montessori-inspired Ice Cream: Numbers Printable Pack


This printable pack is fantastic at helping students learn numbers and counting concepts in a variety of ways.

It includes both number and word options for activities, as well as an option of print or cursive in writing activities.

Kids will have a blast with these ice cream themed activities. The true-to-life images are so colorful. You may want to have ice cream on hand to eat as a snack when students are done working. Lol.

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Montessori-inspired Ice Cream Activities for Kids