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Teaching About Veterans Day

While I hate to admit this, I never paid much attention to the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day until I became a teacher. Veterans Day, which is November 11 every year, is a state and national holiday reserved to celebrate the lives of all U.S. Military Veterans. (Memorial Day, on the other hand, is to honor those who passed away serving in an American war.) This post contains

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Autumn Across America (But not in Florida )

Living in Florida, I often don’t realize it is fall. It seems like all the Halloween and fall décor is up way too early, then I realize it is actually October! Seasons just aren’t the same here. Fall was one of my favorite seasons when I lived in New England. I miss the crisp weather, the vibrant leaves, and apple picking. The book Autumn Across America by Seymour Simon gives

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Things to Keep in Mind When Teaching Dia de los Muertos

            As parents are putting together costumes and children are picking out pumpkins in preparation for Halloween (and let’s be honest, teachers are stocking up on coffee), there is another holiday right around the corner – Dia de los Muertos.  Dia de los Muertos translates to “Day of the Dead” and is a Mexican celebration. Here are a few interesting facts that are important to

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Descriptive Writing with Room on the Broom

In case you can’t tell I’m in the mood for fall and Halloween books. When I was in the classroom, fall was our time for teaching narrative writing. I was always looking for fun ways to incorporate seasonal literature into my lessons in meaningful ways. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you order from one of my links, Amazon gives me a small percentage of the sale at no

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Teaching About Veterans Day

While I hate to admit this, I never paid much attention to the difference between Veterans Day and Memorial Day until I became a teacher. Veterans Day, which is November 11 every year, is a state and national holiday reserved to celebrate the lives of all U.S. Military Veterans. (Memorial Day, on the other hand, is to honor those who passed away serving in an American war.) This post contains

read more »

Autumn Across America (But not in Florida )

Living in Florida, I often don’t realize it is fall. It seems like all the Halloween and fall décor is up way too early, then I realize it is actually October! Seasons just aren’t the same here. Fall was one of my favorite seasons when I lived in New England. I miss the crisp weather, the vibrant leaves, and apple picking. The book Autumn Across America by Seymour Simon gives

read more »

Things to Keep in Mind When Teaching Dia de los Muertos

            As parents are putting together costumes and children are picking out pumpkins in preparation for Halloween (and let’s be honest, teachers are stocking up on coffee), there is another holiday right around the corner – Dia de los Muertos.  Dia de los Muertos translates to “Day of the Dead” and is a Mexican celebration. Here are a few interesting facts that are important to

read more »

Descriptive Writing with Room on the Broom

In case you can’t tell I’m in the mood for fall and Halloween books. When I was in the classroom, fall was our time for teaching narrative writing. I was always looking for fun ways to incorporate seasonal literature into my lessons in meaningful ways. This post contains Amazon Affiliate links. If you order from one of my links, Amazon gives me a small percentage of the sale at no

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