Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving & SALE Announcement!

Have a Wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday
with Friends and Family


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Friday 11/25 - Tuesday 11/29
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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Books to Read for Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a special time to look back on our history and marvel at how things have changed. With our children so engrossed in electronics and modern convenience, there is little thought as to where things come from or even how they came to be. I like to read aloud and share these books and other similar books at this time of year. While I am reading, I stop and ask questions and start discussions comparing then and now. 

These books are all from Scholastic and there are some other similar books from National Geographic.

The three pictured here are:

"Sarah Morton's Day”
by Kate Waters
(there are also books for a Pilgrim boy and a Wampanoag boy)

"If You Sailed on the Mayflower in 1620"
by Ann McGovern

"Chronicle of America: Colonial Times"
by Joy Masoff


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Friday, November 11, 2016

Veterans Day Sale!

Thank you to our Veterans and Active Military
who have protected and continue to protect us everyday.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Alphabet Fun For Thanksgiving

If it is November, it must be time for thinking about home, family, and food. We have 2 freebies from the Alphabet Art books to get you started.

"H is for Home" uses the Upper Case H to make a house.  The doors and windows open so you can see family and friends. For the little ones, practice writing their address and phone number on the roof.  (Click Here for freebie)

The lowercase "c is for cooking" features an excited chef ready to make Thanksgiving dinner. A circle time poem and writing prompts for older kids are included.  (Click Here for freebie)


The perfect read aloud is "Alligator Arrived With Apples - A Potluck Alphabet Feast" by Crescent Dragonwagon. 

Using fun illustrations and wonderful alliteration, the animals all arrive with edibles via wacky modes of transportation. 

There are great writing spin off opportunities for older kids; asking them to use nouns, verbs, and adverbs to create their own animal feast. An example: "Llama lugged lemons, limes, and lingonberries.”

So keep the brain engaged and build some fun holiday memories with these projects!