“Dino-mite” Birthdays!

  While looking up author birthdays recently, I made a discovery! Mark Teague, the children’s book illustrator, had a birthday yesterday on February 10th. Jane Yolen, the prolific children’s book author, has her birthday today on February 11th. Mark and Jane collaborated on the well-known dinosaur series of picture books. So let’s celebrate their collective…

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Wash Your Hands

Today is Global Hand Washing Day! Have you ever been in a public restroom and noticed that not all people wash their hands? This has happened to me on occasion, and I have all I can do to stop myself from yelling, “WHAT ARE YOU DOING??” Because we, as teachers, know that hand washing is…

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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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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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