It is important that kids realize we read for lots of reasons - and one of those reasons is to learn something new! Use picture books to introduce your little ones to concepts such as counting. It brings together the joy of reading with the joy of learning. Don't worry if they don't "get it" the first time through! Just have fun learning together.
This is a MUST have for your classroom library. It allows you so use your smart phone and scan the bar code on your classroom books and then it inputs all of the info for you on a FREE data base. It allows you to let kids scan out the books and check out and check in them, separate them by reading levels and even put down their location in your class room. Did I mention it's FREE!?!? This seriously looks like the best thing I've seen in a long time!
If you are ready to start a new math unit...be sure to check here first. It has TV episodes in a cartoon format that introduce math concepts and how it is applied in everyday life. By the way...also has links for language arts, math and science!