Froggy Fun!

I live in an area that has an abundance of ponds–and thus an abundance of frogs. This time of year the cheeping, croaking, and peeping is deafening.  I love it! It’s not uncommon for me to have one or two of the cute little buggers attached to my living room window like funky decorative clings….

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Spring Cleaning

Spring is here–and my house is a mess. For some reason, opening up the windows and allowing that fresh spring breeze into the house highlights the clutter, dust, and cat hair. (See the photo above for one of my hair producers.) So it’s time to clean! You might be feeling this way about your classroom…

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Put It On a Stick

It’s National Something on a Stick Day. And although I think corn dogs are the bomb, I don’t believe we need a day to spotlight the brilliance of jamming a hot dog on a stick. However, I have found a stick deserving of our celebration–the craft stick! Check out these fabulous craft stick activities. 🙂…

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My Top 5 Read Alouds

Wednesday, March 28 is Children’s Picture Book Day, and I thought it would be fun to do a totally subjective list of my top five picture book read alouds. When I say, “totally subjective,” I mean that I’m going to base this completely on which picture books were super fun to read aloud and brought complete…

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Let’s Learn About Butterflies!

It’s Learn About Butterflies Day. I wonder who decided that March 14th was a good day to focus on butterflies? Currently I’m still wearing chunky sweaters and we’re getting a wintery mix outside…and I’m in North Carolina! But it’s certainly nice to focus on these lovely critters instead of the sloppy mess outside the window….

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Easter is Coming!

Easter is sneaking up on me this year! The holiday falls only two weeks past St. Patrick’s Day so you might as well put bunny ears on your leprechauns. Do you think an Easter Leprechaun would be odd? You might change your mind after you hear about these Easter bunny alternatives from other countries. Switzerland:…

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