Paper or Plastic?

A standard question at our local grocery stores here in North Carolina used to be, “Paper or plastic?” Now I’m more likely to be asked, “Is plastic okay?” Of course if I were on the ball I’d have my own cloth totes with me. Right? Recently I was totally surprised to have my purchases from…

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When Is Your 100th Day of School? Celebrate with $100 in Prizes!

There’s something magical about the number 100—especially when we’re talking about the 100th day of school. To celebrate, we’ve gathered prizes worth over $100, and one lucky teacher will win them! Here’s what’s in our wonderful winter-themed prize pack: Blue Penguin by Petr Horacek (Candlewick Press) A Dot in the Snow by Corrinne Averiss (Sterling)…

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Plarn?

This past weekend, I went to a workshop for Operation Bedroll. That’s a group here in Greensboro, North Carolina, working to keep plastic bags out of the landfill and providing bedrolls for those experiencing homelessness. They create these bedrolls with plarn. (That would be a combination of the words plastic and yarn.) So a group…

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