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The Scraps Book is a behind-the-scenes look at how Lois Ehlert creates her wonderful books. There are some excellent spreads in this book that will inspire budding writers of all ages.
Lily the Unicorn is a delightful character who loves life. Her challenge comes from Roger the Penguin who is not fond of many things. This would be a terrific book to use at the beginning of the year for students who are having a hard time transitioning back to school.
Articles that everyone should read
Why Do Americans Stink at Math? - Common Core standards are not the problem!
How a Radical New Teaching Method Could Unleash A Generation of Genuises - Article from Wired magazine about a dedicated teacher in Mexico who has found a better way of teaching.