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Most teachers and parents we know sing with their children. We like to combine singing with shared writing to create song adaptations. One of our favorite sing-along songs is I Love the Mountains. Jeannine fell in love with this song at a Bill Martin workshop 20 years ago. Since then, we’ve been singing this  simple […]


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Book of the week:  Gossie by Olivier Dunrea Why we love this book: First, Gossie the small yellow gosling is simply irresistible. Second, children can easily identify with Gossie’s attachment to her bright red boots. Third, embedded in the book’s simple text is rich vocabulary and a life lesson on sharing. Last and most important, […]


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Book of the week: Planting a Rainbow by Lois Ehlert It’s officially spring in Texas. The hillsides are covered with bluebonnets! Let’s get a closer look! Wait, let’s get an even closer look! Some people call these weeds. We call them buttercups. Go ahead, put your nose in them! Can you smell the sweet scent […]