Family Read Aloud Night: Fun Ideas for Home and School

  Family Read Aloud Night Fun Ideas for Home and School   Monday’s book post had nonfiction books that beginning readers can read and enjoy. A few weeks ago, I posted about fiction books for beginning readers. So here’s an idea: hold a Family Read Aloud Night!   Here are a few ideas to consider:…

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Beginning Readers Want to Know! A Bunch of Nonfiction Books

  Beginning Readers Want to Know! A Bunch of Nonfiction Books   At the beginning of the month, I posted a bunch of fiction books for beginning readers. This week, I have a dozen nonfiction books with a reading level no higher than grade 2.0. For many beginning readers, finding a topic that interests them…

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Thanksgiving Riddles and Knock-Knock Jokes

  Thanksgiving Riddles and Knock-Knock Jokes   Here are some jokes that you can share at Thanksgiving.   THANKSGIVING RIDDLES   Which side of the turkey has the most feathers? The outside!   Can a turkey jump higher than the Empire State Building? Yes – a building can’t jump at all   What kind of…

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Thanksgiving Crafts and Games

  Thanksgiving Crafts and Games   While compiling this collection of Thanksgiving crafts for families to do together, I concentrated (mostly) on the ones that focused on harvest, tradition and thankfulness. Some are repeats from previous years, some are new.   From The Holiday Zone (this site has lots more Thanksgiving ideas)   Thanksgiving Collage…

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Thanksgiving Books for Family Fun

  Thanksgiving Books for Family Fun   Thanksgiving: a time for giving thanks, celebrating family and friends, and appreciating the antics of smart turkeys. Some books are new to this blog, others are ones I can’t resist posting again.   For last week’s Thanksgiving posts, click here and here.     Thanksgiving Origami by Ruth Owen There…

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Native American Websites for Kids

  Native American Websites for Kids   Here are some websites to learn a bit about Native Americans.   Native American Websites for Children You’ll find information about Native Americans in the Plains, the Southwest, the Arctic, and the Northwest.   Native American Websites  Includes history, facts, links, and activities.   Native American Indian Facts…

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Looking at Thanksgiving Differently

  Looking at Thanksgiving Differently     History is a slippery thing. You learn certain things in school and assume they are facts. As you grow, you learn new things, sometimes this new learning works well with the old. Sometimes it conflicts.   The history of Thanksgiving is like this. We all learned about it in…

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Native American Books that Explore Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks

  Native American Books that Explore Thanksgiving and Giving Thanks   This year, I’ve decided  my  first Thanksgiving post should have books by Native American authors. Much of what we think we know about the first Thanksgiving is incorrect. These books will help give us a better understanding of that first Thanksgiving and of  a few…

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Fun Websites for Early Readers

x   Fun Websites for Early Readers   There are lots of sites for beginning readers. Here are ones I think look like fun.   Starfall  There are early reading games plus fiction and nonfiction books to read.   Treasure Island  This classic story is broken into 10 short video episodes. There are other stories…

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