Terrific Tongue Twisters!

Looking to add giggles to your literacy time? Try spotlighting phonological awareness and alliteration with tongue twisters! Tongue twisters are fascinating. Check out these totally terrific twister tidbits: Almost every language has tongue twisters. People read tongue twisters slowly whether they are reading aloud or silently. Thus, tongue twisters aren’t so much about twisting the…

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It’s Cool to Be Kind

Has being kind to others become unfashionable, unhip, or uncool? Sometimes it feels that way, doesn’t it? It’s easy to get so wrapped up in the pressures of daily life that being kind to others slips through the cracks. However, when kindness becomes a habit, it doesn’t slip. It becomes something you do without even…

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So Many Wrappers!

When the sugar high of Halloween has receded, you might discover that you have an abundance of candy wrappers. I know I will. So I sat down at my computer and did some searching for ideas that reuse candy wrappers. Apparently, people have reused wrappers to make everything from bowls to dresses! Personally, I discovered that…

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Frankenstein Friday!

It’s Frankenstein Friday–a rather obscure holiday created to celebrate the accomplishments of Mary Shelley and her literary creation, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus. Mary Shelley led an interesting–sometimes tragic–life. Here are some Mary Shelley stats: Mary became involved with the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley when she was 16. Unfortunately, he was already married. When his…

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