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April 23, 2013

May 2013 Recommended Reading

From Head to Toe by Eric Carle (Scholastic Book Club) The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse by Eric Carle (Scholastic Book Club Eric Carle Pack) Eric Carle’s Animals Animals by Eric Carle Today is Monday by Eric Carle (Scholastic Book Club) A House for Hermit Crab by Eric Carle (Scholastic Book Club) Mr. Seahorse Read More »

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March 19, 2013

April 2013 Recommended Reading

The Windy Day by Anna Milbourne Wake Me in Spring by James Preller Ten Little Ladybugs by Melanie Gerth Mouse’s First Spring by Lauren Thompson *Part of the Scholastic Honeybee Favorites Pack My Nest is Best by P.D Eastman It’s Spring! by Samantha Berger *Scholastic Book Club It’s Spring! by Lisa Glaser *Scholastic Book Club Snow Read More »

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March 14, 2013

On Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish – Team Building Craft

The Wump that Mr. Gump rides in One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish is a favorite among children. Here is a great team building craft for small groups. Teachable moments are sure to surface as students encounter conflicts with sharing/taking turns with materials, using words to express ideas and attempts at negotiation. Help Read More »

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February 20, 2013

The Wonderful World of Dr. Seuss & Friends – Suggested Book List March 2013

Oh The Thinks you Can Think, Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss The A Book by Stan and Jan Berenstain The Cat in the Hat, The Cat in the Hat Comes Back, by Dr. Seuss Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss Oh The Places You’ll Go, The Sneetches By Dr. Seuss Oh The Read More »

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January 22, 2013

Recommended Reading – February 2013

Week 1 – Dinosaurs – Prek/Preschool/Toddler (unless noted otherwise) Monday Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs by Byron Barton National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D Hughes The Littlest Dinosaurs by Bernard Most Little Library: My Little Box of Dinosaurs by K. Morrison Tuesday The Dinosaur Museum: An Unforgettable, Interactive Virtual Tour Through Dinosaur Read More »

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January 16, 2013

Activity Suggestions

Here are some additional activities that will enhance Mitten Week!   A Mitten Mixer A few days in advance, gather enough real or paper mittens to have one for each child. As students enter your room on the first day of your mittens unit, give each child one mitten to hold. When everyone has arrived, Read More »

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December 27, 2012

Recommended Reading – January

A few doodle faculty members have mentioned that a monthly list of book suggestions (several themes at a time) would help make trips to the library a bit more convenient. With that in mind, here are some recommended titles to supplement January’s ‘Wonderful Winter‘ themes, including ‘Snow & Ice‘, ‘Mittens‘ and ‘Animals in Winter‘: Frozen Read More »

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September 24, 2012

Read for the Record – October 4, 2012

Are you ready to Read for the Record? Once again, the national Read for the Record event coincides with our annual Open House – what a perfect way to celebrate literacy with children and their families! This year’s featured book is one of Mr. Doodle Bug’s favorite stories, Ladybug Girl and the Bug Squad by Read More »

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