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    Literacy,  Resources

    New Releases For Early Readers

    I love our collection of classic and vintage children’s books. Nothing beats cuddling up on the couch and reliving the stories of my childhood with my own children. But, when choosing books for our children, we mustn’t only look to the past. There are always beautiful and engaging titles coming out that will soon become the ‘classics’ of the future generations. Today I am sharing with you 5 brand new picture books for early readers that you are going to love! (and since it’s the season of gift-giving, you might consider picking these up as presents!) The List The Rough Patch by Brian Lies A Parade Of Elephants by Kevin…

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  • Community,  Resources,  STEM

    Libraries: Beyond The Books

    I know that everyone knows the value of checking out books from the library. Finding endless imaginative stories and information in the texts while promoting responsibility and respect when borrowing/returning products on time are important. Teaching kids how to look up a book title or author using the library’s website, searching by alphabetical order, or learning the cataloging system is a beneficial skill that will help them gain independence. But is that all the library has to offer? NO WAY! I’m not sure if this is the case with all libraries, but our local libraries have a friends of the library program. People donate their used books and media or…

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    STEM,  Unit Study

    World Ocean Day

    June 8th was World Ocean Day so we did a week-long ocean unit study. We started with turtles! We went over the life cycle of a turtle thanks to these awesome Safari LTD. models we bought from Michael’s. We read books about the ocean and learned some interesting facts about turtles from our Smithsonian Animal Encyclopedia. My youngest completed a count the turtles math worksheet and used our glass number tiles to fill in her answers. We learned that mother turtles remember which beach they hatched on and travel back to that same location to lay their eggs! One of my favorite kids’ books that we read for this unit…