Best Books for Summer!

Summer is heating up, my teacher friends! Here in North Carolina, it’s so humid outside it feels like you’re trying to breathe mayonnaise. That’s why it’s nice to settle down in the air conditioning with little ones, a popsicle, and some super summer read alouds! Check out these suggestions guaranteed to make children (and you)…

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The Anti-Racist Student

I remember encountering racist situations when I was in school. I didn’t know what to say or what to do. Should I call out the racism? Should I just walk away? I didn’t know how to help and I was frozen like a deer in headlights. And that’s why it’s important to give children a…

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3 Character Education Activities!

Recent events in the U.S. have reminded me how important it is that we have character education in our schools—and it needs to begin when children are very young. Empathy, kindness, trustworthiness, honesty, and compassion are more than important traits—they’re necessary for a productive society. Check out these activities on character education! Help students understand…

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Three Ways to See 6 Feet

When we go back to school in the fall, there will no doubt be changes. I’m guessing that one of the changes we encounter will be an emphasis on social distancing. I can’t even wrap my brain around how that’s going to be accomplished. But let’s say that the six foot social distance rule is…

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International Nurses Day

Tuesday, May 12 is International Nurses Day! Nurses truly save lives. And in our current pandemic situation they deserve more thanks than we can give them. Tomorrow, have young students draw pictures and compose thank you cards to nurses. Have older students complete this Florence Nightingale passage and questions. It’s not a coincidence that May…

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Cinco de Mayo!

Tomorrow is Cinco de Mayo! And although many of us in the United States think the holiday celebrates tacos and margaritas, that’s actually not the case. (Although it is a good excuse to have tacos and margaritas!) Cinco de Mayo commemorates the defeat of French troops at the Battle of Puebla, southeast of Mexico City. …

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