September Author Study: Mercer Mayer

Last year I kicked the year off with an author study on Eric Carle.  This year, I’ve opted to go with Mercer Mayer, who is perhaps best known for his “Little Critter” series. What’s it really like to be little?  Mayer …



Overheard in the cloakroom

Student #1:  My grandparents are both the same age, you know. Student #2:  How old are they? Student #1:  Like close to more than 100. Student #2:  Whooaaaa… Does that mean they’ll die at the same time? Those little brains. …

The Kissing Hand

Last year, I wrote about my go-to books to kick off the school year. The Kissing Hand, by Audrey Penn, continues to be one of them – it’s such a warm and fuzzy favourite, I’m sure it’s on many teachers’ reading lists for …

A Kindergarten Class in NY remembers

Ben:  I think my parents kind of hope I don’t remember at all, but I don’t think I’ll ever forget. More touching and telling coverage in NY Magazine.


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