End-of-the-Season Online Baseball Games

  End-of-the-Season Online Baseball Games   The World Series is over and so is baseball season. Not to worry – here are some online games to play:   Miniclip Baseball Games    GamesGames Baseball    Primary Games All Star Baseball    Disney Million Dollar Arm     Learn 4 Good Pinch Hitter   I hope…

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Election Day Literacy Activities

  Election Day Literacy Activities   When I searched for Election Day Literacy Activities, most of the activities I found were centered on the 2012 presidential election. However, I did find a few sites that should help you and your kids get ready for this year’s Election Day.   Vote from Smithsonian National Museum of…

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Books to Get Ready for Election Day

  Books to Get Ready for Election Day   Election Day is next Tuesday. Here are some books to help you understand what it is all about.   KINDERGARTEN-GRADE 2  Let’s Vote on It! by Janice Behrens A class votes on a class pet—goldfish or hermit crab? They research, vote, tally, and celebrate. They continue…

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Write Your Own Fractured Fairy Tales!

  Write Your Own Fractured Fairy Tales!   Monday’s book post had several books in which the author took a traditional fairy tale and twisted it a bit to create a similar and yet very different version of the story.   This is something anyone can do. Today’s post has ideas for creating your own…

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Fractured Fairy Tales: Oddball Versions of the Standards

  Fractured Fairy Tales Oddball Versions of the Standards   You’ve got to love fractured fairy tales. Creative authors take the old tales and twist them with weird plot turns, unusual settings, and new points of view. And end up creating wildly entertaining new versions. Here are a few:    Moldylocks and the Three Beards…

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MORE Ideas for Getting Ready for Halloween!

x   MORE Ideas for Getting Ready for Halloween!   Here are some Halloween links to explore together as a family. Click here for last week’s ideas. [This is a repeat from previous Halloweens, with some updates.]   FOLLOWING DIRECTIONS Little Lovely Halloween Houses Make a whole village! Parents Magazine 19 Printable Halloween Decorations   So many…

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Halloween is Coming! Fiction to Scare and Delight!

  Halloween is Coming! Fiction to Scare and Delight!    Shiver Shades of Halloween: A Spooky Book of Colors by Mary McKenna Siddals, illustrated by Jimmy Pickering Halloween is Green…Eerie glow, Evil grin, Vile brew, Clammy skin, Slimy-grimy, queasy-peasy, snotty-rotty Tinge of green. Every color has something wonderful to contribute to Halloween. A great read…

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