How well do you know children's books?

                      ~Name that book title~

Book Title Synonym
Actual Book Title
Place that the footpath terminates

Where the Sidewalk Ends
Shel Silverstein
Tiny females

Louisa May Alcott
Pleasant twilight, celestial body

Margaret Wise Brown
An explanation of the circumstances that allowed a killjoy to burglarize December 25th

Dr. Seuss
The color spectrum aquatic dweller

Marcus Pfister
The considerably famished butterfly

Eric Carle
Estimate the amount of affection I hold for thee

Sam McBratney 
The blizzardy 24 hours

Ezra Jack Keats
The arctic nonstop

Chris Van Allsburg
The location of the untamed figures existence

Maurice Sendak 
In case you supply a rodent a baked good

Laura Joffe Numeroff
The unattractive hatchling

Hans Christian Andersen
The miniature motor that was capable

Watty Piper
The small abode located upon the grassland

Laura Ingalls Wilder
A crease in chronology

Madeleine L'Engle
Chuck and the confectionery manufacturing plant

Ronald Dahl
The Native American inside the cabinet

Lynne Reid Banks

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what's new 6-30-11

 Brand new this week: customize your favorite TBA logo merchandise with YOUR blog button!

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Have fun teaching multiplication with Cuisenaire Rods!

How can you use Cuisenaire Rods to teach multiplication?

Hop on over to learn some fun ways to use these incredible manipulatives!

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Can Your Wordle Do This?

Oh my goodness - I just found the COOLEST site tonight!  It's just like Wordle, only kicked up a notch!  The possibilities for your classroom are endless!  Come on over to my blog to read all about it!  I'd write more, but I've got to get back and play with this site ...


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Homemade Watercolors

Find out how to make homemade watercolors over here

I Can Teach My Child
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A Birthday Means Gifts (Freebie)!

It's Miss Kindergarten's birthday this week, and you can't have a birthday without gifts!  So come by my blog and pick up your own Long A CVCe Unit as a gift to you in honor of Mrs. Kindergarten's birthday.  Click below to get your FREE unit!

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Free Calendar

Would you like a super cute FREE CALENDAR download?

Head on over to

Thank you to my 800+ followers.  Will you be next?

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One Step Closer ...

Isn't this just the cutest binder you've ever seen?  And it has matching notebooks, duotangs, AND dividers!  OH.MY.GOODNESS!  I just had to have it.  I'm positive I read in The Cafe Book that the first step in setting up the Daily 5 program was getting a super cute binder ;).  Well, I'm now one step closer ... cute binder - check!  This is the first year I'm going to try to implement the Daily 5 into my classroom (with a few adjustments).  For those of you who follow the program, do you have any special tricks or tips for setting up the binder, or do you follow what they recommend in the book?  I'd LOVE to read your suggestions ... please drop by my blog and leave a comment.  I can't wait to start filling this little baby up!


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Classroom Forms and Substitute Information

Those of you who follow me know I spend a lot of time creating cute newsletters. Well, a customer requested some themed classroom forms and I went all out! I created forms and pages that can be used to put together your own Sub Tub or Sub Folder! Visit my blog to find out more about these!

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Boggle Word Works (freebies)

Come check out these games using Boggle letters!

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Why is the love of reading so important?

Read these latest statistics and you'll understand why parents and teachers must make reading a top priority and instill the love of reading in their children. 

42 percent of college graduates never read another book after college.
80 percent of U.S. families did not buy or read a book last year.

To learn how to get your children hooked on reading for life, 
join us at the TBA Book Club.
Click the button below for more details. You can join in at any time.
TBA Book Club
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Homemade Glue

Did you know you can make your own glue???  And you probably have everything you need in your pantry!  Head on over here to find out how.

I Can Teach My Child
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Write Stamp Decorate (freebie)

Come on over to get a new word work activity!

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SMART Board Lessons!!

I'm at training today to learn how to get my creative on with the new SMART Board I'm getting next year! I'm learning tons of new things and lovin it!!

I want to invite you all over to my blog to join my SMART Board LiNky!! I want everyone to pool together their favorite SMART lessons, blogs, ideas, etc. and link up to share! You all know that sharing is caring!! hehe! 

So, come on over and get your LiNkY on ladies and gents!! 

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awesome lesson already rolling in!!
Lutton 519
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whats new 6-28-11

Brand new this week: TBA's logo on your favorite merchandise!

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A TBA's dream for organizing blogs!

I cannot wait  to share this organizational tool with my blogging and teaching buddies!

Live Binders

To see how this system works, click on the binder below and then click on the tabs up top to view some samples of teaching blogs by the amazing TBA authors. 
Is this totally cool or what?

Hop on over to

for the video and tutorial link.

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Go Math Workshop

Oh, how I wish this workshop was offered when our district took this math adoption last year!  Of course, after one year of trial and error, the errors were so apparent that this workshop came to fruition.
Well, I am so pumped now that I understand the reasoning behind the way this series was created.  The workshop is being given by the author of the series, can I hear a WOOT WOOT!!!!  So, after I finish day 2 tomorrow, I will compile all of my notes and put them in an easy to follow summary for my fellow Go Math teachers!
Be on the lookout teachers because this stuff will once again allow you to breathe again when it comes to math in Florida!

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Alien or Earth Words (freebie)

Not a new idea but a new printable!

Click the picture to check it out!

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Multiplication Factors Over Five

Did you know that you can solve multiplication problems when both factors are larger than five using your hands?  Click on the multiplication button to go to Vintage Teacher to learn how!

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Cool Tool

In need of a great resource for Environmental Print? Come over In The Teachers' Lounge to learn how you can create fun projects for your students. This tool is....

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