Expand the Christmas learning with a book and activities unit! This Christmas Book activity unit is based on The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey.

The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey – Christmas Book Activity Unit

Expand the Christmas learning with a book and activities unit! This Christmas Book activity unit is based on The Christmas Miracle of Jonathan Toomey. The children all called him Mr. Gloomy because he was a grumpy old hermit who always went around complaining and grumbling. But something happened this Christmas to change Jonathan Toomey’s life. I kept seeing this book recommended as a wonderful Christmas…

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Enjoy the literature of the season while sneaking in some learning during Christmas break with these Great Joy activities.

Great Joy: Activities for a Christmas Literature-based Unit Study

Enjoy the literature of the season, while sneaking in some learning during your Christmas break with these Great Joy activities!
Today’s book is written by the author of such well-loved books as Because of Winn Dixie and The Tale of Despereaux, and this book doesn’t fail to deliver a heart-warming story that Kate DiCamillo is known for. As usual, she deals with hard topics like homelessness and strangers with grace and compassion in this book. Check out this free Christmas Literature-Based Unit Study based on “Great Joy” by Kate DiCamillo!

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, a season of giving! These Christmas Book Unit Studies will help your kids to focus on the reason for the season!

5 Days of Christmas Book Unit Studies

Christmas is my favorite time of the year, a season of giving! These Christmas Book Unit Studies will help your kids to focus on the reason for the season! I love good books. But you probably already know that! I also love Christmas! It’s probably my favorite time of the year. It is the season that many people focus more on giving than getting. On family…

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So today's What to Read Wednesday theme is maps and geography. And while it might seem a little unusual to learn about mapping and land locations through literature, I want to share with you my favorite geography books!

Learning Geography through Literature

Today’s What to Read Wednesday theme is maps and geography. And while it might seem a little unusual to learn about mapping and land locations through literature, I want to share with you some really great mapping and geography books! I love books! Big, thick fiction books. Non-fiction and how-to books. Smallish picture books. Encyclopedias (really! I used to read them for fun!) Even the occasional dictionary.…

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more-than-turkeys

Children’s Thanksgiving Books that focus on being Grateful

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays. It’s right up there with Christmas in my book! There’s just something about gathering together with family and friends and consuming copious amounts of turkey and pie. But in the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it can be easy to forget the real reason we are gathering together. To give thanks.

One of my favorite ways to help my kids learn these lessons (without feeling like I’m preaching to them) is to read a good book. Or three. So today, I want to share with you a few Thanksgiving books that help us focus on gratitude and family togetherness (and not so much on the turkey.)