Brrr! Winter is well on its way here in Minnesota (some say it was on its way back in August–haha), and the animals have figured out how best to survive it. If you read Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle with your students, you can follow it up with this memory game to
It’s mitten season! It’s the perfect time to read If You Want to Knit Some Mittens! Illustrator Angela Matteson made some really cute activity sheets to go with If You Want to Knit Some Mittens. Here’s a little craft project for your students! You can give Sheep some wool, just
I can’t believe it’s time to think about Thanksgiving! This will be the first time in more than 10 years, I think, that both our daughters will be here for Thanksgiving. Maddie’s lived overseas all that time, and Annabelle was out of state some of those years too. Lots to
Our local minor league baseball team, the St. Paul Saints, teams up with Mackin Education all summer long with a volunteer author reading a book at every Sunday home game. One day last month, I was the Reading Tree reader, and I shared Zap! Clap! Boom! The Story of a
Hi, everyone! Thanks for all the birthday wishes–I had a lovely day :>) I got fun gifts, like an Irish dance night next Friday night! And today, I’m sharing a gift Lerner has for you. How’d you like a great nonfiction picture book read aloud to your students every day
I got to celebrate fall with a storytime at the South St. Paul Library last month! I have loads of books that include fall, such as Lion of the Sky; Snack, Snooze, Skedaddle; Colors of Fall; A Leaf Can Be…; and Shrinking Days, Frosty Nights. We sang songs, read poems,
Fall is absolutely my favorite time of year. But even as I’m enjoying the fiery colors and ice-free sidewalks and trails, I’m aware that it’s a short season here in Minnesota. And part of fall is getting reading for winter. We humans, just like other animals, get ready for winter
Let’s talk about fall—my favorite season! It’s the perfect time to break out some knitted goodies. I haven’t knitted any gloves this year, but I’ve been working on this triangular shawlet for forEVER. If You Want to Knit Some Mittens is great for discussions about the process of getting from
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