Spring cleaning has begun at the Olive Plants house.
Boy, is it needed, too. The long, hard winter has taken its toll on our house, and it feels good to clear away the clutter, wipe away the dust, and watch order return to our home.
One of the hardest parts of spring cleaning for me is starting the process of emptying the school shelves. As a curriculum
pack rat connoisseur, my shelves are always too full.
crazy sentimental me, I do not want to let anything go because it all has such meaning...
I can't sell that book. I taught Wilbur to read with it.
I remember the day we did this. Oh, how can I part with this?
I can't throw that out. Orville told the funniest joke about the picture on p. 12.
But alas, the Olive Plants house is bursting at the seams, and books, teacher's guides, and activity packs are popping through the crevices. So it is time for me to
get over it spread the wealth.
The Curriculum Choice has motivated me to get moving in my efforts to de-curriculify with their Spring Cleaning Curriculum blog hop.
Yes, I really just wrote "de-curriculify". It's my blog, and I can make words up if I want, right?
I am giving away four books in the First-Rate Reading Basics series. Each book contains activity ideas and reproducibles to support basic reading instruction. There is one book each for vocabulary, phonemic awareness and phonics, fluency, and comprehension. I used these books with both of my boys in the early years to supplement their reading and phonics instruction and have loved the results.
The boys enjoyed the activities and did not learn words like "de-curriculify". Honest!
To enter, leave a comment with the title of your favorite children's book. I will accept entries through Monday, March 22 at 11 p.m. The next day, I will select a winner using random.org and notify the winner via email, as well as announce here and link to the winner's blog.
I will do my best to mail it promptly next week and not cling to it with my last heart string. I may stand at the post office and wave as the delivery truck departs, though.
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If you are new to Olive Plants, welcome! Please take a little time to look around and be sure to introduce yourself.
If you are an Olive Plants regular, take a minute to hop over to The Curriculum Choice and check out their great giveaway and the other participating blogs. There are some real goodies available.