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Updated: Jun 19, 2020

This powerful quote has been my mantra for years now. It applies to literally EVERYTHING. It allows me to give myself and others grace as we learn and grow, but also still holding myself accountable to learn and grow. The world is a complex place for adults. It's also a complex place for little kids (PreK-Grade 3 is what I'm thinking about here.) I've complied a few of my favorite books to use as conversation starters with littles on big topics.

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Updated: Jun 9, 2020

Hi friends! One of my favorite strategies to use in the classroom was Think Tac Toes and it has become one of my favorite strategies to use during distance learning also. I generally start with a book, but you could start with media or content area to engage the kids. I also love pairing them with CROWD reading questions for the families. Click HERE to learn more about CROWD, an interactive read aloud strategy. It is perfect for families.

Here's a graphic I made that shares

For the distance learning example below you can virtually read aloud Click, Clack Moo by Betsy Lewin to littles. Then shared the CROWD questions and Think Tac Toe. Families will have a week to enjoy this book and complete a "Tic Tac Toe". I shared these resources on Google Slides. (So the links were active for them.) This could easily be a low tech example if you took out the links and replaced them with other tasks. I have found that most children can access these links through their parents phones even if they do not have a good wifi connection.

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Updated: May 19, 2020

I've been so inspired by the amazing virtual classrooms, I decided to create a Disney inspired virtual summer camp for my family and I'm sharing it with you too! This was created to reinforce skills and thinking strategies for children ages 3-Grade 3, but it's fun for the whole family! I've linked several bloggers, you tubers, and Disney resources in this resource. The first image below is the "Travel Tips" page and the second image links to a PDF that is your interactive travel map!

Click the map below to join my family on this adventure! Share your photos with me @teacherallison on Twitter!

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