A Really Wild Birthday!

This Friday, June 10, is Maurice Sendak’s birthday. He’s of course known best for his picture book, Where the Wild Things Are, and other books for children. But his experiences were wide and varied, including designing sets and costumes for both ballets and operas, producing animated specials for children, and advising the Children’s Television Workshop…

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A Special Birthday

  Tomorrow, November 9, is author Lois Ehlert’s birthday. Unfortunately, she passed away in May of this year, but her legacy will live on in her many fabulous picture books for children. She authored 38 books, 28 of which she also illustrated. Her books, Leaf Man; Red Leaf, Yellow Leaf; and Nuts to You! were fall…

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Feeling Curious?

September is Curiosity Month! I have a suspicion that you’re a curious person. Why? Because you’re a teacher and you love learning. And all teachers want to encourage curiosity in their students. It certainly worked with me. Curiosity leads me down the Internet rabbit hole frequently.  That’s how I came upon the knowledge that a…

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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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Responding to Books

Reading is an obvious way that students can learn at home—and being quarantined at home certainly gives them lots of opportunities! (Personally, I’m working my way through The Inheritance Trilogy by N.K. Jemisin.) That’s why I thought you might like these printables that encourage students to respond to literature.  Click here for this book report…

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