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1 day ago
Sometimes the little things bring the most joy!
One of the questions I am asked most often is where I find all of the books that I share. While I do purchase a large number of books, I also visit our local library. Here’s a little glimpse into where I spend most of my time during each visit. I thought this would be a great time to share a bit more about our library visits.
💜 I take my children to the library every 3 weeks, since that is how long we can keep our books.
💙 We are allowed to check out 100 books per library card. However, my rule is we can only check out what we can carry. My bags usually hold 40-50 books. My kids bring their own backpacks to carry the books they check out.
💚 Most of the books I check out are shared as bedtime stories on my stories each night.
💛 When we get to the library, we all head to different areas. I go to the picture books, my daughter to the chapter books, and my son goes to the easy reader section. They choose their own books.
🧡 My kids often finish browsing before I do. Obviously they can read their books, but our library also has puzzles and Legos for the kids. On this visit, there was also an invitation to make paper snowflakes for the library’s window display.
❤️ One thing I love about our library is we can choose to print a receipt of the books we check out. We use this as a checklist when getting ready for a library visit to make sure we don’t leave any books behind.
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4 days ago
Boxitects has a great message about creativity, teamwork, and friendship. I love that it features a wide variety of ways that kids can express their creativity and imaginations. As a bonus, the author has included some boxitect challenges in the back of the book along with information about why cardboard is a great material to work with. This would be a fantastic addition to your classroom library and a great mentor text for a STEM classroom!
Meg is a brilliant and creative boxitect, so her mom sends her to Maker School. As the only boxitect, she feels special and begins impressing her classmates with her creative structures and designs....until Simone shows up. Suddenly, Meg isn’t the only boxitect and a rivalry quickly forms. When the Maker Match competition is announced, Meg and Simone are forced to work together. Can Meg and Simone set aside their differences and combine their creative forces? Let’s just say that like many STEM challenges, things don’t go exactly as planned!
This is a new book and you can find it on Amazon (affiliate link):
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Groundhog Day always sneaks up on me each and every year. Does that happen to you? Thought I would share this mini book pack that will help guide your students through the text. These pages can be printed on white or on colored paper to add a little extra POP.
➡️ You can grab this freebie here:
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I was able to get three more book companions uploaded to my TpT store yesterday. I am trying out a new format for the Ready, Freddy! companions and will be updating older packs to reflect these changes in the near future. For those of you who already own the bundles, go back into your purchases to grab these additions.
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