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World Read Aloud Day

What would you do if you couldn’t read or write?  As you look around your office or your home, think about all that you do to communicate with others, complete your work and get through your day that is dependent on words –both the ability to understand them and the ability to write them.

Today, March 9th is called WORLD READ ALOUD DAY — one day designed to help us focus on the importance of literacy and how it impacts our quality of life and education.

Love that DogMrs. Quigley’s 2nd grade class invited me to read one of my favorite books, LOVE THAT DOG by Sharon Creech.  Each year, I visit all the second grade classrooms to share this book and the beautiful “heart of the story” that unfolds as we listen from beginning to the end of the book.

The teachers and children at Georgetown celebrated this day by talking about the importance of words and appreciating the beauty of listening to words being read aloud. Visit your child’s classroom blog to find out what book was used to celebrate this special day.

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Go Lincoln Logs!

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Cool boysMrs. Reagan reads  Love That Dog to our class everyday.  One day, she stayed for indoor recess.  We made a BIG lincoln log castle.  We asked her to take a picture and put it on the blog.  She said she would if we wrote a story.  This is the story.

Cool LogsBy Jordan, Brayden, Connor and Evan  (The Lincoln Log Experts from Mrs. Kuieck’s class)

*Mrs. Reagan reads this story to all the second graders.

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Love My Surfin’ Dog

cooper typingWhile reading Love That Dog to the second grade classes at Georgetown,

I have been asked to share stories Sillyabout my own dog, Cooper.

Many children have asked if I have tried to teach him anything other than the

usual tricks like sit, stay, come and fetch.

I share with them that my dog training techniques go far beyond this and extend into the world of surfing the

waves and the web.  Check out my surfin’ dog, Cooper in these two photos.

*Note: This post was special request by my 2nd grade fan club.