A “Berry” Good Birthday!

Today is Bruce Degen’s birthday! If that name rings a bell but you can’t place it, he’s the author/illustrator of the classic picture book, Jamberry.  The word play and detailed illustrations make this book a winner for early childhood. And here are some super activities to go with this well-known bestseller. Happy 71st Birthday, Bruce!…

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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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National No Rhyme Day!

Tomorrow, September 1, is National No Rhyme (Nor Reason) Day! It’s a day set aside to celebrate words in the English language that don’t rhyme with any other words. (Who comes up with these things?) I’m bringing it up to you because this might be a super fun day to celebrate in the classroom. Consider…

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Cookies!

’Tis the season for cookies! In fact, I just had a cookie for breakfast. (Listen, we eat coffee cake and doughnuts for breakfast, so a cookie really isn’t a big stretch.) This Friday is National Cookie Day, and I know some neat ways to celebrate it in the classroom. Check out the following activities for…

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I Need a New Car!

My car has character. And by character, I mean that the gas gauge doesn’t work; the fan only works on number 3 (it’s pretty much hurricane winds or nothing); the car needs new brakes and new tires; there are three separate oil leaks; plus there’s something wrong with the ignition switch so it randomly tells…

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