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OWe finally finished our book tree and it was harder than I thought it would be. It took us a couple of tries to get it supported correctly but I like how it turned out.

My Top Christmas Books:
A Christmas Carol
The Polar Express
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer
The Night Before Christmas
How the Grinch Stole Christmas
The Best Christmas Pageant Ever
Nutcracker
The Little Match Girl
Frosty the Snowman

Looking for some craft ideas for the holidays? Check out this Pinterest page.
Additional Resources:
Apples 4 the Teacher
History.com
Spartacus Educational
Bob’s Place of Educational Links
Christmas Trivia

Happy Holidays!

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leprechaun

St. Patrick’s Day is celebrated every year on March 17th.  Have you ever wondered why? What about shamrocks?  Why are they used as a symbol of the holiday?  Who was Saint Patrick and what about those leprechauns? Why is this known as the Irish holiday? Featured below are some great websites that will answer those questions and will give the history of this “green” holiday.

History.com

St. Patrick’s Day Webquest

BlackDog History

Holiday Spot

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may

Check out what’s going on this month in the media center~

May

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aprilCheck out what’s going on this month in the media center~

April

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Saturday marks the annual celebration of Valentine’s Day.  Have you ever wondered why we celebrate February 14th each year?  Why was cupid and his bow and arrow chosen as the symbol for Valentine’s Day?  Who was St. Valentine?  Check out the links below to find the answers to these questions and activities to celebrate the holiday.  Have a happy Valentine’s Day!♥hp-history-of-valentine

Fact Monster
How Stuff Works
History.com
Education World
Teacher Vision
Lesson Plans Page

Here is a reading list for Valentine’s Day:

All-American Girl by Meg Cabot
True Believer by Virginia Euwer Wolff
Love, Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
How do I Love Thee by Lurlene McDaniel

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