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Tis’ the Season to Get Cooking!

As a young child, I remember sitting on the counter top watching my mother cook, begging her to help stir and, of course, lick the spoon! I didn’t realize until now how beautiful those memories were. Believe it or not, … Continue reading

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Celebrating our Traditions and Culture

The month of December lends itself particularly well to the sharing of family traditions and cultural celebrations in the classroom. A book we have used in the Rice OWL Lab to encourage parents to share family traditions with their children … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving from School Literacy and Culture

It is the time of year when we set aside a full day to give thanks for all we are given. This year, we want to offer gratitude to you: the ones who commit your lives to teaching and raising … Continue reading

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The American Academy of Pediatrics Recommends Reading Aloud to Children

As teachers, we’ve known for decades that reading aloud to children is imperative to young children’s development. On June 24, 2014 the American Academy of Pediatrics published a policy statement regarding the critical importance of reading to young children beginning … Continue reading

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Grandchildren Never Forget: A Celebration of Grandparent’s Day

“Elephants and grandchildren never forget.” Andy Rooney   While many studies have been conducted to measure the memory span of an elephant, the results are varied and scientists may never know, truly, the length of the giant mammal’s memory span. … Continue reading

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