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Common Core Ideas for The Treasure by Uri Shulevitz

The Common Core Standards Initiative has identified several picture books to use as mentor texts for teaching common core standards in the classroom. I decided to start working on a product based on these books, and in doing so, I … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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how a pinwheel came to be known as an suv and other musings

And now, here is the porquoi tale du jour: How a Pinwheel Came to Be Known as an SUV So the little boy really likes vehicles of all varieties. On our walks, before he could talk, I would point out … Continue reading

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the common core invasion

We just got home from a vacation in New England. Spent some time in Boston and drove into the mountains of New Hampshire and up the coast of Maine. Absolutely beautiful! And hot, hot, hot! I thought we would be … Continue reading

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