The Little Lemon that Leapt

The Little Lemon that Leapt by Karen Sanders-Betts My rating: 4 of 5 stars The Little Lemon that Leapt is a book that could easily have been missed. When a colleague brought it to my attention and shared it with me one afternoon, I didn’t think too much of the cover but agreed to take […]

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All Are Welcome

All Are Welcome by Alexandra Penfold My rating: 5 of 5 stars All Are Welcome. It’s a message we all need to hear. As I shared this book with a group of first graders this week, I loved talking with them about what they noticed and wondered. “Why is she wearing that cloth over her […]

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The 91-Story Treehouse

The 91-Story Treehouse: Babysitting Blunders! by Andy Griffiths My rating: 3 of 5 stars I must confess, this was the first book in this series that I’ve read. That being said, it didn’t take me too long to understand the premise or understand the motivations of the character. This book has the heft necessary to […]

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The Digger and the Flower

The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler My rating: 5 of 5 stars I love how this book personifies the construction equipment. I had every Kindergarten student rapt from the first second they noticed the various equipment pieces. “They all have tracks,” one excited boy noted. “They also have eyes!” said another. We wondered […]

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Rigamajig Simple Machines Extension Kit Review

I am a huge Rigamajig fan and have been since I first learned about them several years ago.  I knew our littlest learners would find them to be mesmerizing, but I was surprised to find that our biggest kids loved them just the same. Why you might wonder.  The students liked that they could build […]

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