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My menorah

I will bring my menorah to school to show the kindergartners after Thursday. I’ll need to clean the remains of wax from the brass so that students hold a beautiful object in their hands. Someone taught me that if you want to have students demonstrate respect for books, give them books in good condition that [...]

My menorah

I will bring my menorah to school to show the kindergartners after Thursday. I’ll need to clean the remains of wax from the brass so that students hold a beautiful object in their hands. Someone taught me that if you want to have students demonstrate respect for books, give them books in good condition that [...]

Stinky Storytime

I Stink! by Kate McMullin remains a favorite read-aloud and take home for our PreK-K-1st graders. Combine it with Suzy Red’s web page on garbage and recycling and you can build a STINKY STORYTIME. The challenge will be sifting through all the garbage to find the treasures.  We have used a variety of texts with this title including [...]

Stinky Storytime

I Stink! by Kate McMullin remains a favorite read-aloud and take home for our PreK-K-1st graders. Combine it with Suzy Red’s web page on garbage and recycling and you can build a STINKY STORYTIME. The challenge will be sifting through all the garbage to find the treasures.  We have used a variety of texts with this title including [...]

Listening

Get some wisdom teeth pulled and become wiser. I have spent this evening listening instead of talking after visiting the dentist. I have watched clerks in stores speak with softer voices and more sympathetically when I hand them notes instead of cheery chatter. My oldest son actually asked me if I wanted anything (instead of [...]

Listening

Get some wisdom teeth pulled and become wiser. I have spent this evening listening instead of talking after visiting the dentist. I have watched clerks in stores speak with softer voices and more sympathetically when I hand them notes instead of cheery chatter. My oldest son actually asked me if I wanted anything (instead of [...]

Is EBP sexy?

Blogging from the SLJ Summit on Evidence-Based Practice. One of the SLJ leaders stated that EBP wasn’t as sexy as technology, yet we still have a HUGE crowd here in Phoenix, AZ. Perhaps using evidence to support our worth is the draw. Or maybe it helps that we are staying at the Biltmore Resort & Spa. [...]

Is EBP sexy?

Blogging from the SLJ Summit on Evidence-Based Practice. One of the SLJ leaders stated that EBP wasn’t as sexy as technology, yet we still have a HUGE crowd here in Phoenix, AZ. Perhaps using evidence to support our worth is the draw. Or maybe it helps that we are staying at the Biltmore Resort & Spa. [...]