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Essential Literature:  Llama, Llama Red Pajama

Essential Literature: Llama, Llama Red Pajama

How can anyone resist America’s favorite little wide-eyed llama? This character took the country by storm in the perfect bedtime-as-meltdown scenario. The [...]

Apr 24, 2014     No Comments
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National Latino Children’s Literature Conference Highlights Latina/o Authors

National Latino Children’s Literature Conference Highlights Latina/o Authors

Last month I had the opportunity to attend the National Latino Children’s Literature Conference. For two days in March, teachers, [...]

Apr 21, 2014     No Comments
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Silver Dollar Words

Silver Dollar Words

When I was about five years old, my mother gave me a large pin that declared rather cheekily ”I’m essential!”  I assume [...]

Apr 14, 2014     No Comments
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Handwriting in the Computer Age

Handwriting in the Computer Age

Writing by hand seems more old fashioned each year, as computers and text messaging creep into so many areas of our lives. As a journal writer [...]

Mar 27, 2014     No Comments
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World Down Syndrome Day

World Down Syndrome Day

Tomorrow is March 21st. For some, it’s just a Friday. For others, it’s the end of a long week or the [...]

Mar 20, 2014     12 Comments
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Liz Atack is Toyota Teacher of the Year

Liz Atack is Toyota Teacher of the Year

There was lots of excitement around here this week when our own Liz Atack texted us on Tuesday from Washington, [...]

Feb 20, 2014     1 Comment
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Making Books for Your Valentine

Making Books for Your Valentine

We know that one way to immerse young children in literacy is to invite them to make their own books, [...]

Feb 10, 2014     No Comments
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The Expressive Word

The Expressive Word

Some of the most fun books to read aloud are those with only one or two words per page…or even one, or two, [...]

Jan 23, 2014     1 Comment
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Making Books Accessible

Making Books Accessible

It never fails. The last ingredient you need for dinner (or the art supply your class needs for a project) [...]

Nov 14, 2013     No Comments
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No way. The hundred is there!

No way. The hundred is there!

I’m a big fan of the preschools in Reggio Emilia, Italy, which are considered to be among the best in [...]

Nov 7, 2013     No Comments
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Bringing Books to Life

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