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Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day: Books & Coding & Challenge, Oh my!

Gingerbread House Day is observed annually on December 12. Gingerbread was a favorite food of an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis. Gregory brought gingerbread to Europe around 992 AD and taught French Christians to bake it. Gingerbread was often used in religious ceremonies and was baked to be sturdy as it was often molded into […]

Dewey Decimal System Day

The Dewey Decimal System Day is observed every year on December 10th in honor of Melvil Dewey. December 10, 1851, is the birthday of Melvil Dewey (1851-1931) inventor of the Dewey Decimal system of library classification. Dewey’s interest in simplification led him to create a system that revolutionized library science. Born Melville Louis Kosuth Dewey […]

Paper Bag Challenge

Paper Bag Challenge

Robert Munsch’s The Paper Bag Princess is a bestselling modern classic that features a princess who rescues a very snooty—and ungrateful—prince. The Princess Elizabeth is slated to marry Prince Ronald when a dragon attacks the castle and kidnaps Ronald. In resourceful and humorous fashion, Elizabeth finds the dragon, outsmarts him, and rescues Ronald–who is less […]

Inspired Flip Book

Molly Idle will be visiting the William O. Schaefer kindergarten classes November 14, 2018. As I shared information about this amazing author/illustrator with the students here, I realized Molly Idle lives in the best of both worlds. I also realized her background in animation influenced her “Flora” series and the stunning lift-the-flap illustrations that allow […]

Exact Instructions Drawing Challenge

Exact Instructions Drawing Challenge

I found the Exact Instructions Challenge floating around YouTube. This challenge is passed from family to family to family. Basically, it involves kids writing down instructions to do simple tasks like brushing your teeth or making toast and then passing them on to their parents who must follow the instructions exactly. The video below is […]

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