Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find by mandy
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mandy Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find
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Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find by mandy
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mandy Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find
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Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find 3 non-fiction book #3 write down the titles of 3 books with animals on it. #4 write down the titles of books with a girl as a main character by mandy
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mandy Laminate these and have kids use them at a literacy center. Make a list of things for kids to do. #1 find 6 books you want to read #2 find 3 non-fiction book #3 write down the titles of 3 books with animals on it. #4 write down the titles of books with a girl as a main character
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25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed. by Maiden11976
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Maiden11976 25 Manners Kids Should Know #1: When asking for something, say "Please." #2: When receiving something, say "Thank you." #3: Do not interrupt grown-ups who are speaking with each other unless there is an emergency. They will notice you and respond when they are finished talking. #4: If you do need to get somebody's attention right away, the phrase "excuse me" is the most polite way for you to enter the conversation. #5: When you have any doubt about doing something, ask permission first. It can save you from many hours of grief later. #6: The world is not interested in what you dislike. Keep negative opinions to yourself, or between you and your friends, and out of earshot of adults. #7: Do not comment on other people's physical characteristics unless, of course, it's to compliment them, which is always welcome. #8: When people ask you how you are, tell them and then ask them how they are. #9: When you have spent time at your friend's house, remember to thank his or her parents for having you over and for the good time you had. #10: Knock on closed doors -- and wait to see if there's a response -- before entering. #11: When you make a phone call, introduce yourself first and then ask if you can speak with the person you are calling. #12: Be appreciative and say "thank you" for any gift you receive. In the age of e-mail, a handwritten thank-you note can have a powerful effect. #13: Never use foul language in front of adults. Grown-ups already know all those words, and they find them boring and unpleasant. #14: Don't call people mean names. #15: Do not make fun of anyone for any reason. Teasing shows others you are weak, and ganging up on someone else is cruel. #16: Even if a play or an assembly is boring, sit through it quietly and pretend that you are interested. The performers and presenters are doing their best. #17: If you bump into somebody, immediately say "Excuse me." #18: Cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, and don't pick your nose in public. #19: As you walk through a door, look to see if you can hold it open for someone else. #20: If you come across a parent, a teacher, or a neighbor working on something, ask if you can help. If they say "yes," do so -- you may learn something new. #21: When an adult asks you for a favor, do it without grumbling and with a smile. #22: When someone helps you, say "thank you." That person will likely want to help you again. This is especially true with teachers! #23: Use eating utensils properly. If you are unsure how to do so, ask your parents to teach you or watch what adults do. #24: Keep a napkin on your lap; use it to wipe your mouth when necessary. #25: Don't reach for things at the table; ask to have them passed.
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Pom pom popcorn words!  Have kids outline words that you want them to learn using fun things... like pom poms or buttons. Laminate words and use as place mats. Kids can spell words with their snacks. It's all about having fun :) by mandy
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mandy Pom pom popcorn words! Have kids outline words that you want them to learn using fun things... like pom poms or buttons. Laminate words and use as place mats. Kids can spell words with their snacks. It's all about having fun :)
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AR tracking idea...or could use to track the number of books the kids read....you could do a down size of this and use small name tags and those colored dots .. Pre - make .5 point 1pt .. Etc and have the kids stick em on their strip when they read and test ! - aj by mandy
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mandy AR tracking idea...or could use to track the number of books the kids read....you could do a down size of this and use small name tags and those colored dots .. Pre - make .5 point 1pt .. Etc and have the kids stick em on their strip when they read and test ! - aj
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How to get an A* | #1. Study for 4-5 each day | #2. Study a subject for 10-25 minutes, have a break for 5 minutes and then switch to another subject | #3. Find ways to fall in love with your subject and try to relate information you read to real life | #4. Study consistently, each day | #5. Find a way you love to revise, mind maps, flash cards, etc | #6. Do past papers, a lot of them. This is vital by savannah
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savannah How to get an A* | #1. Study for 4-5 each day | #2. Study a subject for 10-25 minutes, have a break for 5 minutes and then switch to another subject | #3. Find ways to fall in love with your subject and try to relate information you read to real life | #4. Study consistently, each day | #5. Find a way you love to revise, mind maps, flash cards, etc | #6. Do past papers, a lot of them. This is vital
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DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico

Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. 

Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow. 

She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book. 

Buy her another cup of coffee. 

Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. 

It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. 

She has to give it a shot somehow. 

Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. 

Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two. 

Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series. 

If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. 

You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype. 

You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. 

Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. 

Or better yet, date a girl who writes. by artsuneel
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artsuneel DATE A GIRL WHO READS by Rosemarie Urquico Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve. Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow. She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book. Buy her another cup of coffee. Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice. It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does. She has to give it a shot somehow. Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world. Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two. Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series. If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are. You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype. You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots. Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads. Or better yet, date a girl who writes.
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Imagine everything you want, then make a list of all that you imagined and do them one by one. by tania.willis.9
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tania.willis.9 Imagine everything you want, then make a list of all that you imagined and do them one by one.
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Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for a reversible headband. This makes a fairly wide headband — finished size of 2 1/2″ for adults and 1 3/4″ for kids, so adjust as you like. I used plain elastic in the back, but if you have short hair you might want to make a fabric sleeve, find some decorative elastic, or sew twill tape on top. This is a great project for fabric scraps.    Supplies:    Fabric scraps (about 18″ long)  Elastic (about 6 inches of 1/2″ width)  Fusible interfacing (optional, but... by betty
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betty Here’s a quick and easy tutorial for a reversible headband. This makes a fairly wide headband — finished size of 2 1/2″ for adults and 1 3/4″ for kids, so adjust as you like. I used plain elastic in the back, but if you have short hair you might want to make a fabric sleeve, find some decorative elastic, or sew twill tape on top. This is a great project for fabric scraps. Supplies: Fabric scraps (about 18″ long) Elastic (about 6 inches of 1/2″ width) Fusible interfacing (optional, but...
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Cool idea to entertain the kids. Make them a list with objects to find and fotograph. Don't make it too easy, than they have fun 'spying' by mandy
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mandy Cool idea to entertain the kids. Make them a list with objects to find and fotograph. Don't make it too easy, than they have fun 'spying'
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Don't know what to do with your kids books that are falling apart? You will want to check this out!!   Kids books falling apart? Make a canvas!! by PearForTheTeacher
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PearForTheTeacher Don't know what to do with your kids books that are falling apart? You will want to check this out!! Kids books falling apart? Make a canvas!!
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The Top 10 Things Kids Want Their Parents to Do with Them (based on research). Such a good list of reminders of what matters most to our by ora
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ora The Top 10 Things Kids Want Their Parents to Do with Them (based on research). Such a good list of reminders of what matters most to our
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Use a few unrelated supplies to create the perfect art center for your kids! Includes material list and suggestions where to find them. - A Tried & True Project by mandy
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mandy Use a few unrelated supplies to create the perfect art center for your kids! Includes material list and suggestions where to find them. - A Tried & True Project
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Do you have money issues? Read on to find out how to overcome them! #JodySpeaks by AJ Bishop
AJ Bishop
AJ Bishop Do you have money issues? Read on to find out how to overcome them! #JodySpeaks
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"Things Nobody Says to Heterosexuals..."  1. So when did you decide you were straights? 2. How do you have sex? 3. I think my friend might be straight. Do you know them? 4. One night with me, and you won't be straight anymore. 5. What are your opinions on opposite sex marriage?  [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of heteronormativity and what happens when straight people are asked when they first knew they were straight] by lorrie
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lorrie "Things Nobody Says to Heterosexuals..." 1. So when did you decide you were straights? 2. How do you have sex? 3. I think my friend might be straight. Do you know them? 4. One night with me, and you won't be straight anymore. 5. What are your opinions on opposite sex marriage? [click on this image to find a short clip and analysis of heteronormativity and what happens when straight people are asked when they first knew they were straight]
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The Top 10 Things Kids Want Their Parents to Do with Them (based on 16 years of classroom polls). Such a good list of reminders of what by ora
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ora The Top 10 Things Kids Want Their Parents to Do with Them (based on 16 years of classroom polls). Such a good list of reminders of what
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People do things that will make you want to cut them out of your life. by jackie
jackie
jackie People do things that will make you want to cut them out of your life.
Words to the Wise
Hutch Makeover.....this is what I want to do to an old buffet and then use as an entertainment center.  Still waiting to find the perfect piece on Craig's List by mandy
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mandy Hutch Makeover.....this is what I want to do to an old buffet and then use as an entertainment center. Still waiting to find the perfect piece on Craig's List
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People do things that will make you want to cut them out of your life. by jackie
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jackie People do things that will make you want to cut them out of your life.
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100 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter- all girls should read this list no matter how old.  This is perfect for when I have kids by artsyas123
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artsyas123 100 Things I Want to Teach My Daughter- all girls should read this list no matter how old. This is perfect for when I have kids
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The first thing my kids do when they come in the room is find their desk and read a letter I have written them. Their first assignment is by valarie
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valarie The first thing my kids do when they come in the room is find their desk and read a letter I have written them. Their first assignment is
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"PHD in leadership. Short course: Make a short list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to others. Ever. Make another list of things done to you that you loved. Do them to others. Always." -- Dee Hock by MarylinJ
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MarylinJ "PHD in leadership. Short course: Make a short list of all things done to you that you abhorred. Don't do them to others. Ever. Make another list of things done to you that you loved. Do them to others. Always." -- Dee Hock
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Great list of crafts for kids - I want to do them all! by chasity
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chasity Great list of crafts for kids - I want to do them all!
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48 Books to read in 2013... I'm not sure I want to read them all but it's still a great list. by teri-71
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teri-71 48 Books to read in 2013... I'm not sure I want to read them all but it's still a great list.
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Summer Bucket List: Our 2012 List ~ Do you make a summer bucket list? What do you have on it? by shelby
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shelby Summer Bucket List: Our 2012 List ~ Do you make a summer bucket list? What do you have on it?
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Alphabet flip books to teach beginning sounds! Also contains extra pages so you can use this as a literacy center. by mildred.king.7
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mildred.king.7 Alphabet flip books to teach beginning sounds! Also contains extra pages so you can use this as a literacy center.
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a list of things to do instead of eat when you have the munchies by jayner
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jayner a list of things to do instead of eat when you have the munchies
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41 Things to do BEFORE you have a baby. Great list! by leila
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leila 41 Things to do BEFORE you have a baby. Great list!
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Summer Reading Program | Jenny Phillips Music - program w book list costs $ but she lists some of her fav books on this site - I want to read them w the kids!!  Maybe a good idea too to make my own it's of books and assign points and rewards to get kids to expand past dragons by graciela
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graciela Summer Reading Program | Jenny Phillips Music - program w book list costs $ but she lists some of her fav books on this site - I want to read them w the kids!! Maybe a good idea too to make my own it's of books and assign points and rewards to get kids to expand past dragons
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The mud-bar is an outdoor play station where kids can really use their imagination and utilize a lot of the things they find outdoors to make mud-pies and flower casseroles. This is a great project to utilize reclaimed wood and lumber you may have lying around. by maureen
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maureen The mud-bar is an outdoor play station where kids can really use their imagination and utilize a lot of the things they find outdoors to make mud-pies and flower casseroles. This is a great project to utilize reclaimed wood and lumber you may have lying around.
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