Category: Holidays

 
April 22, 2022

April 22nd is Earth Day the annual celebration to inspire awareness about pollution and appreciation for protecting the health of the environment. This is a great reason to get outside, especially if you’ve had a long winter. I know we could probably all enjoy a little fresh air and sunshine today. Hopefully, your weather is cooperating. … Continue reading "Earth Day Mini Unit Study"


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April 22, 2022

The 23rd day of April was William Shakespeare’s day of birth (1564), which consequentially is the day that gent hath kicked thy bucket 52 years anon in 1616. It hath eke been dubbed “Talk Like Shakespeare Day.” In the present day’s blog posteth, I has’t ev’rything thee needeth to knoweth in ‘rd’r to bray out! … Continue reading "Talk Like Shakespeare Day"


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February 12, 2022

Today is Darwin Day (February 12), a day to celebrate scientific ingenuity and bravery. Charles Darwin was just one of many scientists who strove to change the way people think about the world. Charles Robert Darwin, (February 12, 1809 – April 19, 1882) was an English biologist, naturalist and geologist. He was best known for … Continue reading "Happy Darwin Day!"


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January 17, 2022

Today we celebrate a great man – Martin Luther King Jr.  It has been over 50 years since his iconic “I Have a Dream” speech, but his inspiring words live on today. It’s easy to think that the world has always been as it is now, but only a short time ago, there were still … Continue reading "Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day"


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December 31, 2021

With the beginning of a brand new year just getting started, it’s a great time to reflect on the year that’s passed. I love to sit down with a notebook and remind myself of my favorite memories, goals met, and funny moments with the kids I don’t want to forget. And of course, a book … Continue reading "Ring in the New Year with a Freebie!"


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December 20, 2021

The 12 Days of Christmas is a popular carol, but what does it all mean? Why would anyone gift someone a partridge in a pear tree? Or Leaping Lords and swimming swans? It’s just begging to be updated.  So why not give your child the opportunity to write their own version? This is a fun … Continue reading "12 Days of Christmas Freebie"


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December 15, 2021

With the holidays upon us, everyone is busy shopping for the perfect gifts for their children. If you are anything like me, you want to build a love of reading in your children. So what do you do when their wish lists are full of video games and action figures? You find them a different … Continue reading "Literary Gifts for Children"


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December 5, 2021

What is Jólabókaflóð, you say? Jólabókaflóð (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot) means “Yule Book Flood”, a popular Christmas tradition from Iceland in which books are exchanged as gifts on Christmas Eve. The tradition originated during World War II when Iceland was under financial struggle and foreign imports were restricted. So there were very limited options when it came … Continue reading "Jingle Bells! Jolabokaflod! Reading All the Way!"


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November 29, 2021

Have you ever noticed the widespread use of “light” in December’s winter holiday celebrations? As we approach the Winter Solstice, colorful lights and candles often have symbolic meanings as well as their welcome bit of cheer – whether it is a public Tree Lighting Ceremony or candles within your own dwelling. Are you celebrating any … Continue reading "Lighting Up Your Long Winter Nights"


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November 4, 2021

Not to alarm any of you, but there are only 50 days until Christmas 2021! The holiday countdown(s) has begun! So that also means there are only: – 20 days until Thanksgiving – 21 days until Black Friday – 24 days until Hanukkah – 52 days until Kwanzaa – 57 days until New Year’s Eve! … Continue reading "Holiday Countdown!"


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