We Flip for Summer!

What’s one of the most important pieces of clothing to bring to the beach? Why, flip flops, of course! Without flip flops it’s nearly impossible to walk across that crazy hot sand. Today is National Flip Flop Day–a day to celebrate this insubstantial footwear that provides chiropractors with so much business. 🙂 Check out the…

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A “Berry” Good Birthday!

Today is Bruce Degen’s birthday! If that name rings a bell but you can’t place it, he’s the author/illustrator of the classic picture book, Jamberry.  The word play and detailed illustrations make this book a winner for early childhood. And here are some super activities to go with this well-known bestseller. Happy 71st Birthday, Bruce!…

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A Day for Complete Sentences

Today is Speak in Complete Sentences Day. (Honestly, my teacher friends, I can’t make this stuff up.) I don’t know who came up with this holiday, but it makes it sound like the remaining 364 days can be spent grunting monosyllables. Of course to teachers, every day is Speak in Complete Sentences Day! And that’s why…

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Burgers and Salads

Did you know that May is both National Burger Month and National Salad Month? It seems like a bit of a conflict to me. Although I enjoy both of them, they’re pretty much on opposite sides of the healthy food spectrum. Fortunately, you can celebrate both of these fabulous foods with neat and engaging activities…

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End-of-the-Year Kindness!

Sometimes near the end of the school year, teachers, parents, and students begin to get tired of each other. I know this isn’t new information. Maybe you’ve developed an eye twitch, or you’ve been drinking more wine than usual, or you want to repeatedly smack your head against your whiteboard. Whatever your symptoms, they might…

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A “Dino-Mite” Giveaway!

Do you know what my favorite classroom theme is? Dinosaurs. Students find them fascinating–and I do too! That’s why I’m super geeked about today’s special GIVEAWAY for Teacher Appreciation Week. You could win this fantastic bundle of dinosaur books! (There’s even a Spanish/English bilingual DVD  of Groovy Joe!) How can you win? Simply reply to…

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