Happy Spring!

Although it might not look like it in a few locations, spring is finally here! I love spring. The classroom themes—eggs, bunnies, flowers, rain, baby animals—are adorable. And I personally believe that Easter candy offers the best array of chocolaty goodness next to Halloween candy. (Hello, peanut-butter-filled eggs!) Let’s celebrate spring with some super activities…

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Squeeze in Some Art!

If it weren’t for the arts, I would have had a very lonely existence in school—and I wouldn’t have grown up to be the person I am today. And since I’m reasonably fond of that person, I’ve decided to write this blog post. I know that many of your schools don’t have an art program….

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What’s Your Top 5?

While roaming about on the Internet, I found this article about 20 indispensible high school reads. It’s an interesting list to peek at, if just to see which choices you agree with. Personally, I’m just glad they didn’t include any Faulkner on the list. I know he was an immensely talented individual, but Intruder in…

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Tell a Fairy Tale!

February 26 is National Tell a Fairy Tale Day. I don’t know who made up this day, but it’s incredibly annoying that they decided it belongs on a Sunday. This would be a wonderful day to celebrate in the classroom! So I recommend that you make this Friday or the Monday afterward your personal “Tell…

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