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5 Important Book Categories for Classroom Library and Why Kids Need Them

5 important books categories for classroom library

Books play a powerful role in teaching, connecting, and inspiring students and the importance of including diverse books in a classroom library cannot be overstated.  Diverse books offer multiple perspectives, promote understanding, develop an awareness of the world, and encourage engagement in solving local and global issues.  We use 5 categories for classroom library to support…

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7 Earth Tales From Around the World

These 7 Earth Tales From Around the World share the unique connection between the natural world and cultures of the past – and remind us of our important work as the caretakers of today. A hands-on craft project for each tale provides an opportunity for further discussion and inspiration for additional activities. Disclosure: This post…

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Celebrate Outdoor Classroom Day

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Believe in the power of outdoor learning and play? Get involved in Outdoor Classroom Day! Think about the last time you saw a child grinning wildly, bursting with excitement and eager to explore. Chances are they were outside in the playground at break time, not sitting in class trying to grasp a new mathematical concept.…

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Little Stories of Great Composers Musical Book Series

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Little Stories of Great Composers is a new classical music series that travels through time to introduce children to classical composers. Each story is based on a real event in the composer’s life and is narrated by a music- and cheese-loving mouse named Minim. The first in the series, That’s My Piano, Sir!, is based…

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Kids’ Garden Activity Deck

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Kids’ Garden Activity Deck Dig in, explore the garden and have fun indoors and out! Fifty easy-to-follow activity cards in 5 engaging categories invite children to learn not just the basics of gardening, but also new ways of looking at nature. Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By clicking through and making a purchase, we…

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Idioms for English Language Learners

An idiom is a phrase that says one thing but means something different. They are used across all cultures and languages, and can be particularly confusing for early and new language learners because they do not mean what they say. The popular English idiom, Don’t spill the beans doesn’t refer to actually “spilling beans.” It means…

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Story of the Mongolian Tent House

Learn how the traditional Mongolian tent house, a ger, was created long ago by using nature for inspiration and how it later became a symbol of harmony and friendship. Story of the Mongolian Tent House was created by a diverse team. The story is based on an original tale by award-winning Mongolian author, Dashdondog Jamba,…

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Multicultural Versions of The Twelve Days of Christmas

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Multicultural versions of the holiday classic, The Twelve Days of Christmas, provide a fun glimpse into different cultures. Many of us are familiar with a partridge in a pear tree, but have you ever heard of a stork in a baobab tree or a pukeko in a ponga tree? Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. By…

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7 Unique Cultures We Could Learn From

7 Unique Cultures We Can Learn From

7 Unique Cultures We Can Learn From is a guest post by Mo Mulla from Parental Questions – a resource for simple & practical tips that solve everyday parental problems.   We live in a world with many different cultures. Some of these are ancient, while others are current. It’s a fascinating and diverse world…

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