Going Batty!

When I was little and staying at my grandparents house, a bat got into my bedroom. Grandpa tried to catch it with his fishing net, but ended up knocking it onto the bed and thus onto me. As you can imagine, I wasn’t a fan of bats for awhile after that. But now I’m rather…

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Wash Your Hands

Today is Global Hand Washing Day! Have you ever been in a public restroom and noticed that not all people wash their hands? This has happened to me on occasion, and I have all I can do to stop myself from yelling, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING??” Because we, as teachers, know that hand washing is…

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An Author Birthday!

This Friday, October 5, is author/illustrator David Shannon’s birthday! He has written and/or illustrated over 35 books for children. Click here for more information about David Shannon. Although his most well-known book is probably No, David!, my favorite is Duck on a Bike. It makes me laugh! Celebrate his birthday on Friday with a read…

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Making Mistakes

“A man who never makes a mistake is unlikely to make anything.” –Anonymous   Today is Less Than Perfect Day–a day to discuss how we’re all less than perfect and tend to make mistakes. As a child, I was terrified to make mistakes, particularly in front of my peers. That’s a pretty common feeling among…

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Falling for Literacy

This Sunday, September 23, is the first day of fall! Let’s celebrate with these literacy epackets featuring picture books and booklets. Our epackets are insanely affordable bundles of activities and printables you can download immediately and use. Take a look at these two fall favorites:       Click here for this adorable collection of…

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Too Soon?

Is it too soon to begin posting fall-related blogs and activities? I hope not because I’m done with summer. I’m tired of sweating and applying bug repellent. (Mosquitoes find me delicious.) Plus, I figure you need time to make your lesson plans. So here is my first official fall-related blog with a selection of awesome…

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