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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert FREE printable Plant Curriculum, grade specific Math: Plant Collage Shapes and Patterns, Geoboard Plant Shapes, Pattern Block Flowers Art: Oodles of Shape Flowers Collage Journal Writing: How to Draw and Label a Plant Diagram FREE printable Guide: How to Plant […]

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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Growing Frogs by Vivian French word work and sentence writing FREE printable book: Life Cycle of a Frog Blank FREE printable book: Life Cycle of a Frog Illustrated FREE printable cards: Life Cycle of a Frog Illustrated FREE printable cards: Life Cycle of a Frog Blank […]

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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Salamander Room by Anne Mazer Artistic Expression: Drawing a Habitat Room Habitat Pond Collage Art Incorporating Habitats into Journal Writing Habitat Investigation and Construction Book Recommendation: The Last Child in The Woods by Richard Louv Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Salamander Room by Anne […]

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Week at a Glance: GIVEAWAY of the Week: Story Cubes Story Cubes Easter Basket Stuffer Story Cubes Illustration Game Dog Loves Drawing Story Telling Inspiration The Coloring Book Easter Basket Recommendation Toy Review and GIVEAWAY of the Week: Rory’s Story Cubes Why we love Story Cubes: When it comes to Birthday’s and Holidays, I like […]

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Week at a Glance: GIVEAWAY of the Week: MALA Paint Box by IKEA and brushes All Children Can Draw Colored Pencils Activity GIVEAWAY of the Week: MALA Paint Box by IKEA and brushes Why we love this IKEA Art Set: We love this IKEA Art Set so much that we have given one away several […]

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Week at a Glance: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You Genevieve Cote Drawing with Children by Mona Brookes Portrait Drawing Lesson Portrait Painting Lesson Mixing Paint Lesson FREE printable color wheel Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You by Genevieve Cote Why we love this book: Look at these two little friends. […]

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Week  at a glance . . . Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: COUNT by Dwell Studio Art explorations: Winter Lace Collage with Birds Book making: I See Birds FREE printable book: Birds Up In a Tree FREE printable bird counters I don’t have much free time to peruse the thumbnails at pinterest. But occasionally one […]

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Five Little Pumpkins FREE printable book, poem cards and pumpkin counters from waddleeahchaa.com

Yesterday, I introduced you to our FREE printable Five Little Pumpkins Package including a FREE printable book, pumpkin counters and poem cards. Today we are putting on a Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show! Miss Enigma invited MacGyver, age 9, to join in on the puppet show fun. Five Little Pumpkins Puppet Show Following Directions Art […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: The Art of Freedom by Bob Raczka Why we love this book: The Cover of this book and the title “The Art of Freedom” immediately captured my attention! You know how we value artistic expression here at waddlee-ah-chaa. As I turned the pages of this beautiful book, I knew I […]

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Book of the Week: Let It Fall by Maryann Cocca – Leffler Why we love this book: Fall is on its way. “Mounds of color, raked up high – Jump right in and watch the sky.” Time for raking leaves, a chilly gusty breeze, apple picking, mountain air and the County Fair. The soft water […]

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Post image for Self Portrait Writing Lesson Kindergarten and First Grade: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: ME I AM by Jack Prelutsky We introduced ME I AM yesterday in Joyce’s post: Tips on How to Start and Organize Preschool Portfolios. Yes, we are GIVING AWAY two copies this week. Increase your chances and enter on both posts this week. Leave a comment here and then head […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY:  Living Color by Steve Jenkins Why we love this book: Steve Jenkins is one of our favorite nonfiction authors. He uniquely combines art and science to create books that are equally beautiful and educational. His stunning artwork in Living Color emphasizes the fact that animals come in so many amazing […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Colors Everywhere by Sam McBratney Why we love this book: Sweet Little Nut Brown Hare and Big Nut Brown Hair are back with another day full of exploration, conversation and love. What a perfect way to spend Father’s Day. . . A simple day spent getting to know each other’s […]

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Post image for Ikea Paint Box GIVEAWAY: Ocean Art Scenes by Children

GIVEAWAY of the Week: IKEA Paint Box and brushes Why we love this IKEA paint box: We loooooove these vibrant water color paints! The colors stay bright and colorful long after the children paint a picture. Another fabulous feature is the over-sized round pans of paint, making it easier for little hands who are still […]

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I recommend all parents and teachers read Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv. Mr Louv makes the case that while we Americans have become more and more “environmental” our children have begun to experience nature less and less. As we celebrate Earth Day, Earth Month and Arbor […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Just One Quiet Pine Tree by Chris Butterworth Why we love this book: In honor of April as Earth Month and Arbor Day this Friday, we’re celebrating our earth. Something we actually like to do all year long. Just One Quiet Pine Tree is a ” Nature Map Book” that […]

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Book of the Week: Oodles of Animals by Lois Ehlert Why we love this book: Inspiration! Lois Ehlert’s books are full of ideas that spark learning fun. We love how Lois Ehlert combines bold, collage art with books full of simple facts for children. This week we are continuing our gardening theme with Lois Ehlert’s […]

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Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: Me and You by Genevieve Cote Why we love this book: Look at these two little friends. Aren’t you already in love with them? They are just too cute to resist! Charming, gentle illustrations and simple text send a big message about friendship and individuality! Rabbit and Pig like each […]

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Book of the Week: The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein Why we love this book: What can I say about The Giving Tree? I’m sure most of you are quite familiar with this classic story about a tree who loved a little boy. As a teacher, The Giving Tree inspires endless lessons about our environment, […]

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Post image for Reading Response Fall Art for Children: Book of the Week GIVEAWAY

Book of the Week GIVEAWAY: A Busy Year by Leo Lionni Why we love this book: In honor of the “Fall” season we are giving away A Busy Year by Leo Lionni. In A Busy Year, Willie and Winnie love their tree, Woody, all year long! We like to begin the school year in September […]

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Post image for Halloween Oil Pastel Art with Children

Yesterday, we introduced our TWO Books of the Week GIVEAWAY and an introductory lesson to Oil Pastels on Black Paper. For a step by step guide visit yesterday’s post: Oil Pastel Art with Children Look close. Look close. What do you See? Do you see the little bats hanging on a wood beam? I tried […]

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