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3 Free Books at AudibleKids

AudibleKids is offering 3 free audio books for children. The books are: "Gordon" from Sesame Street is the chief story teller at audiblekids.com, so I'm a fan just for that. He's the author of Ricky and Mobo! If you have a listening center you need to stock in your classroom,

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Zither

We used to have one of these when we were kids (although, I don't think we called it a Zither.) I spotted it on Etsy a few days ago from seller HeartandHomeLC and immediately bookmarked it. I would love to buy one again!I think this is a great way to

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Useful Product- GoWrite!

One of my favorite products to use in the classroom is GoWrite! Self Stick Dry Erase Sheets. My coworker introduced them to me last year and I found them to be so handy. You can print on them with certain types of printers, but I never tried that. My coworker

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Ultimate Blog Party 2009 & GIVEAWAY

We're jumping into the Ultimate Blog Party hosted by 5 Minutes for Mom! Thank you for stopping by! We're Heidi and Emily, two teachers (and sisters) who love creating activities and resources for classrooms and kids! Our shop is full of games we created with young children in mind. As

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Sunprint Paper

This would be a fantastic activity to do with school age kids. It's art and science all in one! It's affordable, too, at $4.95. From the Innovatoys website: "Sun, water, a bit of imagination and our Sunprint Paper Kit, that’s all you’ll need to create your own work of art!

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Valentine’s Day Craft Idea

Check out the directions to make these sweet felt flowers. They would be difficult to manage in a classroom setting but would be fun to do at home. Found on Alpha Mom- Once Upon a Holiday (We realize that it is already after Valentine's Day. This post was written before

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Confessions of a Frustrated Writing Teacher

When I started teaching, writing was the subject that excited me most. The interest quickly fizzled, however, when I was swamped with trying to manage the process smoothly. Teaching writing has been a personal battle ever since. We have parent-teacher conferences this week and in order to get everyone to

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Valentines from Save the Children

We love these adorable valentines from Save the Children.org. There’s 6 designs, each by a different children’s book illustrator. Favorites are the one featuring Olivia by Ian Falconer and the one featuring Lily by Kevin Henkes. Also featured are designs by Mo Willems, Rosemary Wells, Marla Frazee, Brian Selznick, and

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Valentine Bingo

This would be a fantastic game to play at home or for a classroom party. I had a ball putting together the red, pink, and white images! Second Story Window (We realize that it is already after Valentine's Day. This post was written before Valentine's Day and imported from a

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Poetry and Fluency

Last week I found myself with an unexpected large chunk of time to fill. You know how it goes! I had the idea to for the kids to get out their poetry binders (we add a new poem each week), choose a favorite, design a paper bag puppet to go

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Welcome

to our new blog! We’re so excited for this new way to share our favorite products, links, ideas, lessons, and tips for teaching your children and students. And of course there will be some giveaways, contests, and freebies as well! We hope you enjoy our posts as much as will

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