Guess what’s coming up on September 16? Collect Rocks Day! Personally, I think every day is a good day to collect rocks! Agates are my favorite—what’s yours? Tell me in the comments! To celebrate, check out my readaloud of A Rock Can Be at And on my page for the book, I have a teaching guide plus links to other activities, like Rock the Blog and a cool rock unit from Andy Plemmons.   [My Classroom Connections posts share a way to connect one of my books or poems to a classroom topic–often something timely that you might be covering in the next month or so. Please share this post if you have educator friends who might be interested–thanks!]

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