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Finishing up Mirette.

A few miscellaneous things we did with Mirette on the High Wire that didn’t get their own posts: We did a fun matching activity to learn about compound words, because the book is full of them. I copied their component … Continue reading

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Circus!

We went to the circus last night, and it was awesome! I hadn’t been since I was about nine, and it turns out that there have been surprising improvements in circus entertainment since the early 1980s. I had expected to … Continue reading

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Balance practice.

There’s nothing quite like practice for learning about balance… which is one of the points made by Bellini. It was actually cold enough this morning that I really didn’t want to go back outside to work on the “low wire” … Continue reading

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Mirette on the High Wire.

I am so excited to be doing Mirette on the High Wire this week. Emily Arnold McCully is one of my favorite picture book authors. She won the Caldecott Medal in 1993 for this story, set in 19th century Paris, … Continue reading

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