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Reading through the Mail

Sometimes we get in a reading rut where we’ve read the same book over and over and over again. This gets old FAST. One quick way to change it up is reading through the mail. I’m not very consistent at getting the mail quickly, which is even better for reading through it! There’s lots of…

More Recess

A Recess Revolution

Are you in the “more recess in schools” camp? As a teacher and a parent, I know both sides. My son is so active. He’s 15 months old. He is the child every week at story time that spends the entire 30 minutes running around with his head bobbing up and down. All of the…

Environmental Print, Learning through Print, McDonalds, Childhood

Learning through Environmental Print

  Environmental Print Before getting my first teaching job, I remember fearing the possibility of teaching kindergarten. Why? I feared all the stuff you need! A good chunk of that “stuff” is Environmental Print.  What is Environmental Print? Logos and signs, many of which you will see as you’re driving by a busy shopping center…

Bears Don't Read

“Bears Don’t Read” by Emma Chichester Clark

Hi! This is Cristina and this is my first book review with a few educational thoughts, as well. Today I’m talking about “Bears Don’t Read,” by  Emma Chichester Clark. I actually read this story out loud to myself and my husband one night and laughed out loud, which is a regular occurrence, but not usually…