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The Day The Crayons Quit Lesson Ideas

The Day The Crayons Quit, by Drew Daywalt, is an adorable picture book for elementary or primary school students. One day, Duncan receives some mysterious postcards - from his fed up crayons! The crayons are tired of being pigeonholed by their colours,... Continue Reading →

Pancake Day 2017

Pancake Day was on Tuesday, so this week we've attended a local Pancake public event, eaten pancakes (at the event, and at grandma's house), and done some pancake themed worksheets. I say "we" but I'm not really keen on pancakes;... Continue Reading →

Ronald the Rhino Twinkl eBook

Did you know that Twinkl create their own eBooks for children? Ronald the Rhino is one of their latest titles. It's a lovely story about friendship and individuality, which are important concepts at any age. There's also a slew of resources... Continue Reading →

The Runaway Rice Cake

Continuing our Spring Festival mini topic, we read The Runaway Rice Cake* by Ying Chang Compestine. It's similar to various "gingerbread" stories like The Gingerbread Man, Gingerbread Cowboy, and Gingerbread Baby. There's a hungry family, an item of food that... Continue Reading →

Martin Luther King Day 2017

Today was Blue Monday, which is reportedly the most depressing day of the year. However, it was also Martin Luther King Day, which is far more uplifting and awesome. One of my favourite websites, Teachers Pay Teachers, was a great... Continue Reading →

Thanksgiving 2016

Thanksgiving isn't a traditional holiday in the UK, but it is a welcome pause before the full onslaught of Christmas. My kids first started the annual Thanksgiving activities when they were at nursery school, so I suppose I've just kept... Continue Reading →

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