Bow Tie Guy & Wife Blog

  • The BEST books to teach about the President!

    We've been on the search for children's literature with the Presidential Seal of Approval. Kidding, not kidding! We *LOVE* children's books, Amazon, buying children's books on Amazon, and saving other teachers time by finding quality resources. Put all of that together and we decided to write a blog post sharing our favorite picture, nonfiction, and fiction books about the presidents! These are books we already owned from a decade of teaching or have purchased after being recommended somewhere along the way. 
  • Presidents' Day Lessons, Videos, & Activities (29 days of free texts!)

    This February, we're giving you the opportunity to teach the about the presidents through US History! Each day in February, we'll be featuring a president and giving away that passage set for FREE! That's right, we're giving you 29 of the president differentiated passages for you to use with your students. Each day, we'll post on social media about the president and then you can search the #btgpresident to download the free president passage of the day. The next day, that president will no longer be a free resource and there will be a new one! Each passage will include 3 levels of text, comprehension questions (multiple choice & short answer), and a writing prompt. You can use these in your guided reading groups, in small groups, as quick & easy sub plans, or even homework to connect with something you are teaching in your social studies class.