Dr. Seuss book lists

There is so much I love about Dr. Seuss. He was so creative, and he wasn’t afraid to be strange or make a statement. And even with the silliness, his books are smart. My love for him as an author mixed my propensity to hoard books, well, you can imagine. Let’s just say I have a lot of Dr. Seuss […]

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presidents day fun

Presidents Day is coming up. Did you know it originally began as a day to honor George Washington’s birthday? Today, Washington and Lincoln are most commonly honored for Presidents Day since both have birthdays in February. However, it can also be a time to think of all of our great leaders and the contributions they have made to our country. […]

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a love poem to…broccoli and more classroom valentine fun

Have you and your students discovered the poem “Homework, I Love You” by Kenn Nesbitt yet? If not, now is as good a time as ever. (Click the link above for the entire poem!) One of my favorite Valentine activities is to have students write their own version of this poem but with a twist. Before even introducing the poem, though, have […]

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how many ways can you make 100? and other hundredth day fun

Here is an easy math idea for the 100th day of school, or any day really. I actually started this on the first day one year and used it as a math warm-up with 3rd graders. Each day, we would find as many ways as possible to make that number. I think that was the only year I actually kept […]

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winter break marshmallow challenge and a whole e-book full of freebies!

This morning, I woke up to my two-year-old belting out, “Oh when the saints…go marching in…” I wasn’t sure whether to go get him or to keep listening. I kept listening and also heard his rendition of “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad” and “Bringing Home a Baby Bumblebee,” so I’m pretty sure I made the right choice. Hopefully you […]

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