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The Public Library and the Classroom

The Public Library and the Classroom

The public library is an indispensable resource for me when I plan lessons. My school uses emergent curriculum so my lessons are based on the interests of the children in my classroom. These interests change and vary and can incorporate anything from trucks to trees. For this reason, it would be impossible to have on hand at the school, enough books on every imaginable topic to fill the book corner with a nice variety of reading material for the children….

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Notes for Mommy and Daddy

Notes for Mommy and Daddy

I recently bought several packages of greeting cards that I found in the clearance section at Micheal’s craft store. I have been meaning to add them to the writing center. Today one of the children in our class was very sad because he was missing his daddy. I suggested that he write a note to his daddy telling him how much he was missed. Just then I remembered the greeting cards. I pulled them out of the closet and we…

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