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Plan Ahead: Substitute Plans

Over the course of a school year, there are bound to be a few days when your class will need a substitute teacher. Many of us consider days when we're away from our classrooms to be 'free days'…

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Fall is for Football

Football season has begun, and we're carrying concepts from the field into the classroom. So this week, we've got a line up of football titles and activities to kick off your school year. 

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Book Nooks

** This guest post was written by blog contributor, Jenny Holt.

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Listen, You'll Write Better

We believe children need to be good listeners before they can become great readers. We also believe that listening skills lead to better writing skills - for many of the same reasons.

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Back to the Books

Getting back into the swing of school can be challenging, and we want to reduce as much start of semester stress as we can. That's why we've compiled this quick checklist of items to help ensure…

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Pack Your Backpacks

The days are getting shorter and the evenings are feeling a little cooler, which can only mean one thing... school is just around the corner. While it's a bit sad to think that the summer is…

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Happiness Happens

How have you made someone smile today? It's easy to get wrapped up in our own busy schedules and forget to check in with our loved ones, let alone extend a helping hand or kindness to strangers.…

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Never Too Young (or Old) for Audio Book Time

** This is a guest post from contributor Jenny Holt**

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Be Cool

Much of the United States is in the midst of a heat wave, and it's all everyone can think about. It's so hot outside, how do we keep cool!? Here in the mid-Atlantic, we're prepping for triple…

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Sick Stories

It's no fun to be sick! What are some things you like to do to help feel better when you're under the weather? Kids of all ages like to be snuggled up in bed, watching cartoons or old movies. But…

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