Windy Weather!

We’ve certainly been having typical spring weather here in North Carolina—days alternating between sunshine and rain with lots of wind! It was so windy last week, my cats hid under the bed. As long as my electricity stays on, I love rainy and windy spring days! Check out these windy-weather ideas that are timely and…

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Christmas in July

I was searching for a blog topic for today when I stumbled across some interesting information: Today is Clement C. Moore’s birthday. “Who?” you ask. (To be honest, I asked the same thing.) Clement C. Moore (July 15, 1779–July 10, 1863) is the man who wrote, “Twas the Night Before Christmas,” which was originally titled,…

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That’s Funny!

Tim Conway, the legendary comedian, passed away last week. When I found out, I spent some time watching some of his best outtakes from The Carol Burnett Show. They’re hilarious! If you’ve never watched them, you really should. Laughter is the best medicine. It relaxes the body and relieves stress. So when we can combine laughter…

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Happy Birthday, Kevin Henkes!

Tomorrow, November 27, is Kevin Henkes’ birthday! He’s the author of over 50 books, most of which he has illustrated as well. He’s well known for creating relatable characters that deal with familiar problems in whimsical and engaging ways. I did a bit of digging looking for interesting Kevin Henkes facts, and here’s what I…

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Super Shark Activities

Sharks are fascinating…and a little freaky, which is why these toothy fish are such a hit with students. Check out these terrific shark-themed activities that are perfect for summertime! Do you teach little ones? Start out your shark study with a round of the classic song, Baby Shark! Here is a mellow version and here…

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Put It On a Stick

It’s National Something on a Stick Day. And although I think corn dogs are the bomb, I don’t believe we need a day to spotlight the brilliance of jamming a hot dog on a stick. However, I have found a stick deserving of our celebration–the craft stick! Check out these fabulous craft stick activities. 🙂…

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Easter is Coming!

Easter is sneaking up on me this year! The holiday falls only two weeks past St. Patrick’s Day so you might as well put bunny ears on your leprechauns. Do you think an Easter Leprechaun would be odd? You might change your mind after you hear about these Easter bunny alternatives from other countries. Switzerland:…

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