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Mindfulness in a Device Distracted World

22 March, 2015

See more pictures of the book, Sidewalk Flowers. I subscribe to Brain Pickings Weekly which is an informative and inspirational email I receive each week. ...
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Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words Book Review

19 September, 2014

Fancy Nancy’s Favorite Fancy Words: From Accessories to Zany by Jane O’Conner Fancy Words equal a  scintillating vocabulary. As a teacher, when I spot appealing ...
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Lafcadio by Shel Silverstein Book Review

27 July, 2014

Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back by Shel Silverstein Lafcadio, is my favorite read-aloud book. Every year when school starts, I pull out my well-worn ...
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Categories: Book Reviews, Writing

5 More Journal Writing Prompts

12 May, 2014

Here are 5 more inspiring writing prompts to get your students thinking…. 1. “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.”  What do you think that ...
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Categories: Writing

Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands Book Review

19 June, 2012

Math, Manipulatives & Magic Wands by Karen Simmons & Cindy Guinn I love this book and my students love the projects! It’s easy to use ...
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Thousands of Children’s books – Free!

26 April, 2011

Preschoolers have an amazing ability to memorize rhymes. There are many reasons to encourage this activity. Neural pathways are forming in the brain and in ...
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Art Stimulates Learning in Children

20 March, 2011

I recently read an interesting article in Parenting Magazine called, “Why Art Makes Kids Smarter.” I’ve been concerned for a long time about the cut ...
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Sudoku Math to Stimulate Young Brains

23 February, 2011

Kindergarten Sudoku I just came across a book that I think is a brilliant idea – Kindergarten Sudoku by Peter Kattan.  I’ve been studying the ...
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Write a love note to your child!

6 October, 2010

I was reading a blog written by Rhonda Cratty about the importance of writing little notes to our children.  This is what she said about ...
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Categories: Writing

Drawing with Children Develops Right-Brain Thinking

5 July, 2010

Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes If summer feels boring for your kids, teach them to draw.  “But I don’t know how to draw,” you moan.  ...
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