Valentine’s Day Candy Box Games

Valentine’s Day Candy Box Games

From flowers to chocolate and jewelry to special dinners, Valentine’s Day really is a celebration! As the the dinner is long gone, the flowers begin to wilt, and the chocolate has been eaten, I encourage you to repurpose those candy boxes into Valentine’s Day candy box games for little learners. Valentine’s Day is one of
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Thank You Notes

Thank You Notes

It seems that thank you notes are a thing of the past for most people. They¬†might argue that they cost too much. Some might say they just aren’t necessary. Others see them as a waste of resources…as in “they’ll just wind up in the trash anyway.” I beg to differ. I am glad that thusfar
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Creating Self Portraits

Creating Self Portraits

Creating a self portrait is not your typical selfie! When I taught in the traditional classroom, creating self portraits was something I had students do whether they were four or nine. In fact, I’d have them draw one on the first day of school and one toward the end of the year and to see
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Books About Adoption

Books About Adoption

This list contains five children’s books about adoption. This subject is very near and dear to my heart for several different reasons. I think adoption is a very emotional experience on all ends and I applaud those that have decided to go the “adoption route” for whatever reasons. Whether you give up a child or
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Penguin Books

Penguin Books

This is a short list of penguin books. From experience in early childhood classrooms, I can confidently say that children love to read and learn about penguins. Maybe it’s the way they look, the way they communicate, their abilities, or the fact that they are birds, but only fly through the water…who knows? But I
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Picture Books About Kisses

Picture Books About Kisses

Hugs and kisses, chocolate kisses, goodnight kisses, make-my-boo-boo-better kisses, and lovey-dovey kisses…There are a lot of different kisses! Since Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching, I thought it would be a great time to roundup a list of books about kisses! Not that we have to wait until Valentine’s Day to show affection. I mean people
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2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony Scavenger Hunt

2014 Olympics Opening Ceremony Scavenger Hunt

The 2014 Winter Olympics is HERE! It’s odd to be sitting here watching coverage of the XXII Winter Olympic Games before the opening ceremony has even taken place, but I just love it! I love, love, love The Olympics! Which is why I decided to have The Olympics Link Up that’s been happening for the
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Books About The Olympics

Books About The Olympics

This is a list of books appropriate for younger readers about The Olympics. However, I will say…I learned a lot by reading them myself! They are probably more juvenile nonfiction than picture book, but I think elementary kids would find them interesting. I have typically been providing ten books in my book lists, but recently
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