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Book Review: The Golden Glow

  Spring is in the air! It has been so nice lately with the shift to warmer weather. This time of year as the buds begin to come out on trees and the grass starts to look more green, we can't help but crave some Vitamin D. Getting outside is important to do all year… Continue reading Book Review: The Golden Glow

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5 Books to Share with Kids about Love and Kindness

Valentine's Day is approaching. We have never been the kind of people to really indulge in this holiday. We aren't about the fancy roses or the decadent chocolates being shared ONLY on this day (I'll take flowers and chocolates any day!). I don't love the branding for Valentine's Day - the hearts, flowers, etc. I… Continue reading 5 Books to Share with Kids about Love and Kindness

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Book Review: On the Night of the Shooting Star

Making new friends can be intimidating. We've all been there (the first day of: preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, post-secondary, a new job, etc). It takes a lot of courage, and pushes us out of our comfort zone when we are meeting new people for the first time. I constantly see kids in this position.… Continue reading Book Review: On the Night of the Shooting Star

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24 Books to Share with Kids this December

It is hard to believe that it is December! We have already had our small town Christmas Parade, and our tree has been up for a week! We are definitely feeling the spirit of the season. I love the idea of different types of advent calendars. I am a huge fan of the David's Tea… Continue reading 24 Books to Share with Kids this December

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Book Review: When the Snow Falls

We just recently had our very first snowfall that is here to stay. A blustery Saturday called for curling up with a great book and drinking some hot chocolate. I have pulled out all of my holiday book bins, and have been going through them with my daughter. When the Snow Falls by Linda Booth Sweeney seemed… Continue reading Book Review: When the Snow Falls

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Using Open Arrays to Model Student Thinking

Whenever I am working with teachers, my go-to resource to begin with is The Guide to Effective Instruction. This series does an amazing job of giving you content knowledge on a topic as well as practical lessons and ideas for the classroom. In a previous post, I talked about the importance of math discourse. Getting kids… Continue reading Using Open Arrays to Model Student Thinking

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Book Review: How to Make Friends With a Ghost

How to Make Friends With a Ghost by Rebecca Green is a book you definitely want to explore! I love how its "How-To" style makes this engaging and heart-warming story come to life. A great book to use to inspire writing with kids! Even though it would be popular to read in October as Halloween… Continue reading Book Review: How to Make Friends With a Ghost

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Book Review: Maurice the Unbeastly

I love a good picture book that is packed full of awesome vocabulary. Kids books are such a great way to expand a child's vocabulary by exposing them to words they may have never heard before. There is something beautiful about the way Maurice the Unbeastly by Amy Dixon and Karl James Mountford is written. With every… Continue reading Book Review: Maurice the Unbeastly

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Books to Share with Kids this October

I love fall - it is my most favourite season. Apple cider, comfort food and sitting in front of the fire is what I am all about these days! I have been curling up with some great books lately, and sharing some amazing ones with kids as well! Check out the titles below as you… Continue reading Books to Share with Kids this October