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Walking in a Winter Wonderland

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With the first snowfall upon us this year it’s hard not to revert back to those days as a child- bouncing up and down, excited to get outside and jump into new piles… Continue reading

Illustrated STEM Series for Younger Learners

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Are you trying to introduce more STEM themed topics? Do you have students that are reluctant to pick up a nonfiction book? If so, these eye-catching new series would be great additions to… Continue reading

Transition to Middle School

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As we enter into August it’s time at our house to remind our kids that summer does not last forever and sooner or later that big yellow bus will be back to pick… Continue reading

Procedural Texts

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Phew! Our Classroom Services department has been B-U-S-Y these last few months!  It has been great to brainstorm with so many teachers, curriculum leaders, and librarians on how to find the best classroom… Continue reading

Ferris Wheel Day

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February 14th is not just a day for love; it’s also a day to celebrate Ferris Wheels!  This date in February marks the birthday of George Washington Ferris, engineer and designer of the… Continue reading

Librarian Must-Haves

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As a teacher with a limited budget and also an avid book lover, it was imperative to start out each school year with the how to treat a book speech.  My preschoolers especially… Continue reading

Fun with Fluency

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The emergent reader stage is very fun for me as a parent and as a past educator.  I enjoy watching kids as decoding becomes easier and reading begins to transition from being work into… Continue reading

Music and Literature

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Last fall, my soon-to-be kindergartener was struggling to learn all of the information she needed to know before starting school including our phone numbers, address, bus number, etc.  I quickly realized that singing the information… Continue reading

Wordless Books in the Classroom

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One of my favorite parts of teaching preschoolers was watching them flip through the pages of a picture book while listening to them read aloud their own story about what was taking place. Some of… Continue reading

July 13: National Embrace Your Geekness Day

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Did you know that there is a national holiday devoted to helping us accept our inner nerd?  July 13 is national “Embrace your Geekness Day”.  I’m convinced that everyone has a side of… Continue reading