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Newsletter – Think Spring – April 12, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! In this week’s newsletter we do some thinking about thinking, and Dr. Christy shares a book full of thinking skills for the twenty-first century. We also have ideas for creative ways to get your kiddos writing. As always, we learn about words and have fun with language. We’re so glad you’re […]

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Newsletter – Memory Muscles – March 29, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! Do you have a favorite author of children’s books? Kate DiCamillo is a favorite of ours. Today in the newsletter, Dr. Christy reflects on DiCamillo’s writing and what she values in it. We also share a simple strategy for helping your kids (and yourself) build memory muscles. Read on and enjoy! […]

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Newsletter – March into Literacy March 22, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! If you’re part of the Book Bums family, you are likely already a reader and know the importance of books and language. Even so, I am often amazed at what studies show about the power of reading. Check out the benefits illustrated in this chart. Word of the Week eminent (em-ih-nuhnt) adjective/describing […]

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Newsletter – Sugar Snow January 19, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! We hope you are staying warm and safe during this very cold stretch. This week in the newsletter we’re turning our attention to the sweet business of maple syrup. We have book recommendations, poetry, and some modern technology to help with an age old practice. We love to hear from you! […]

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Newsletter – Welcome 2024 January 5, 2024

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Hello Book Bums families! We hope your new year is off to a healthy, happy start. As you get back into the routines of school we are here with book recommendations to motivate you, important information about dyslexia and reading intervention, and word fun of all kinds. Enjoy! Word of the Week innovate (in-oh-vayt) verb/action […]