That’s a Big Word!

This Thursday, April 21, is Big Word Day! Yes, it’s one of those non-holidays…but this one sounds pretty entertaining to me, simply because you can make it a fun day in your classroom. Try out some of these engaging activities with your students:  Challenge students to seek out and learn a big word, use it…

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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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Did You Know…

Did you know that William Steig, award-winning author and illustrator of Sylvester and the Magic Pebble, also wrote Shrek, the source for the fabulous Dreamworks movie? He sure did! And tomorrow is his birthday. William Steig was born in 1907 and passed away in 2003 at the age of 95. In addition to Sylvester and…

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