Friday, May 9, 2014

Word of the Week: Katrina has tried many different DIDACTIC methods to teach Stanley manners.

Word of the Week  for May 12, 2014

Yippee, it is Word of the Week time.

You may listen to the live official WOW announcement broadcast each Monday at 7:20AM on WEEU 830AM from "The voice of Berks County and Beyond." 

Links to broadcasts may be found on the Muhlenberg School District website. Click here to go there


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Are you ready for the free printables? Visit Kid Lit Printables to find these free printables:


Now tell us, how will you use the word DIDACTIC this week? Have you seen it used anywhere? Is your school using these words? What fun activities do you have for the word? I want to know and so do my friends - please share your creations and let us know if you are using our printables - that makes us happy!  

If you and/or your family completes an activity, we would love to see a picture of it, or hear all about it. You may do this in the comments below; on our Facebook page; on Twitter (use the hashtag #kidlitwow); pinterest; Google+ - truly, anywhere you want to tell the world with gusto!


Have Katrina 's DIDACTIC methods helped Stanley learn manners? ” 

★★ We need a few more video guests for the remainder of the school year! ★★

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As always, thank you for reading and sharing,

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Children's Book Week Champion, Kid Lit Blog Hop & Sharing a Couple of Peter H Reynolds' Books

Yay, it is Kid Lit Blog Hop time!
Welcome to our post for Kid Lit Blog Hop #38.
Kid Lit Blog Hop


Do you know that next week is Children's Book week? It is! Children's Book Week is celebrating it's 95th Anniversary this year. it is the annual celebration of books for young people and the joy of reading. As Children's Book Week Champions, we'll be joining the super fun Children's Book Week Kid Lit Giveaway Hop.

JOIN US: 

If you are a children's book or teen literature blogger, an author, a publisher or a publicist looking to share copies of a fabulous book, we invite you to join the paw-some Children's Book Week Kid Lit Giveaway Hop running all next week. You have less than two days (including today) to enter your giveaway! We'll be paw-ticipating with our fabulous Virtual Author Visit Giveaway. The Children's Book Week Kid Lit Giveaway Hop 2014 runs May 12 to 18. Mother Daughter Book Reviews and Youth Literature Reviews are joining forces to provide you with the opportunity to take part in the Giveaway Linky featuring links to giveaways for fabulous children/teen's books, gift cards, cash or other prizes. What better way to celebrate Children's Book Week! Click here to add your giveaway and sign-up now (closed). 

BOOK SHARING TIME

If you have been following our blog for some time, you may already know that we are huge fans of Peter H. Reynolds and International Dot Day. Any event that encourages creativity, makes our paws dance. Way back in September we entered our Dot Day Blog Post into a contest and won! We won a copy of the Make Your Mark Kit, a copy of Ish as well as a couple of signed prints from Peter H. Reynolds - which now have spots on Neighbor Girl's wall.

The Make Your Mark Kit includes two paw-riffic books: The Dot and The Blank Book as well as a pack of watercolor pencils for your own creations.

The Kit was a huge hit around here. We continue to read The Dot and Ish over and over. Both books are short and sweet with a message that creativity doesn't have a right or wrong way to do things. You just need to start and keep going.

The Dot
Cool Mom shares her thoughts on this book in an earlier post. Click here to read that now.

Ish
Neighbor Girl loves this book. The story is about a young boy, Ramon, whose creativity is crippled by one critical comment from his older brother. Ramon's love of drawing is destroyed when he begins to believe that everything must be perfect. It takes his younger sister,who creates a gallery of his crumpled artwork in her bedroom,  to allow Ramon the freedom to be creative again.

I love this book because all of my own drawings are "ish". Would you like some clarity on what I am talking about? Head to the library or bookstore and read the book for yourself so that you also may live "ishfully ever after."

How to Purchase the Make Your Mark Kit

Join us in Participating in International Dot Day 2014
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Thank you for reading and sharing,


Katrina von Cat the Master of Wisdom and Knowledge (and Stanley)

Disclosure: We won a "Make Your Mark" kit and received it free of charge. We received no monetary or in-kind compensation for our honest review. This post does NOT contain affiliate links.