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Hey friends, I’ll be conducting two upcoming workshops at the end of April, so join me! The first is open to anyone with a computer! I’ll be doing my first … Continue reading

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Duck! Rabbit!

This is the time of year I read Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s Duck! Rabbit! to every child in a fifty-mile radius! I just love this story. I decided to make a … Continue reading

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Happy Easter, Pete the Cat!

I’ve instilled a love of Pete the Cat with all of the preschoolers in my tri-town area! They love him sooooo much, they’re singing his favorite song: I love my … Continue reading

April 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Preschool Egg Maracas

If you’re looking for an easy, last minute Easter craft here’s one! I did a special spring program for my preschoolers and they loved it! I read Press Here by … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Ten Little Caterpillars

I always have a Lois Ehlert book in my To Be Made Pile! Her stories are so rich and adaptable to different ages. I wanted to make a Caterpillar-to-Butterfly activity … Continue reading

April 16, 2014 · 2 Comments

Captain Pajamas

This was one of the first “flannel” stories I ever made. I began the journey because I fell in love with Captain Pajamas, but didn’t love all of the parts … Continue reading

April 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Wonder Woman Flannel Board

Ralph Cosentino’s superhero picture book series is amazing! I’ve used his stories in pre-K and early elementary classes and they’re a hit with all ages! I love them so much, … Continue reading

April 2, 2014 · 1 Comment

One Story, Seven Ways

Inspired by Notes From the Story Room, I decided to write about my own ways to tell stories. I will be using Good Night Gorilla to showcase my variations. I … Continue reading

March 31, 2014 · Leave a comment

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Check out April’s placeholder for the school age blog hop over at Anne’s So Tomorrow! To check out past roundups, click here. For more information check out the schedule and Pinterest … Continue reading

March 27, 2014 · Leave a comment

Superman Flannel Board

Ralph Cosentino’s superhero picture book series is amazing! I’ve used his stories in pre-K and early elementary classes and they’re a hit with all ages! I love them so much, … Continue reading

March 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Setting Goals for Your Children’s Department

Each year when it comes time to sit down and think about my goals, I freeze up! I don’t know why. I never have trouble coming up with new and … Continue reading

March 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

Batman Flannel Board

Ralph Cosentino’s superhero picture book series is amazing! I’ve used his stories in pre-K and early elementary classes and they’re a hit with all ages! I love them so much, … Continue reading

March 19, 2014 · 6 Comments

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