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Rock-Climbing Champion, Ashima Shiraishi, Teaches Kids About Problem Solving!

Amongst all that feels lost, I am holding onto the magical read aloud moments that still exist. In our quick-paced hybrid model, I am trying to find space where reveling in stories is a possibility. One of those places is our community meetings. Meet Someone New Monday allowed us to introduce ourselves to Ashima Shiraishi,… Continue reading Rock-Climbing Champion, Ashima Shiraishi, Teaches Kids About Problem Solving!

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Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle and Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

September 15th-October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, and "Dancing Hands" is a perfect choice for a read-aloud to highlight an inspiring, but probably not very well-known to our students, individual- Teresa Carreno. She grew up in Venezuela, and learned to play the piano and write music at a very young age. Her family fled their… Continue reading Dancing Hands: How Teresa Carreno Played the Piano for President Lincoln by Margarita Engle and Illustrated by Rafael Lopez

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The Brilliant Deep by Kate Messner

"It starts with one." This is the opening and closing lines of "The Brilliant Deep" by Kate Messner, and students really noticed that the book has a strong message of how one person can make a difference. Kids talked about how one person could help the planet, and how person could find something they care… Continue reading The Brilliant Deep by Kate Messner