February - the month of love
11 Feb 2019

A number of years ago, there was a popular children’s song that likened love to a magic penny but it’s only worth something if you give it away. This is so true. If you show love to others, it causes that love to grow and return to you. It also causes a ripple effect, just as if you dropped that...

31 Jan 2019

Who doesn’t love receiving a big yellow happy face or one that is Laughing-Out-Loud? We all love using emojis in our texts and emails or adding them as stickers on photos. These fun Japanese icons certainly brighten our digital messages.

emoji book

Social-Emotional Learning

Educationally speaking, emojis...

11 Jan 2019

Happy New Year! We’re so glad to have been part of your educational experience in 2018, and look forward to helping your children and students learn to read and write in 2019 as well.


Sesame Street and SEL

Looking back at 2018, one of our top highlights was when we extended our exciting partne...

Light: An Inclusive Perspective on Holiday Traditions
17 Dec 2018

In the delightful children’s book Same, Same but Different, we read about two pen pals. Elliot lives in America and Kailash lives in India. As they share pictures and letters, they learn that their lives are similar in many ways as well as different. And so it is with all of us. We come from diffe...

Creating Dual-Language Books with English Language Learners
08 Dec 2018

Guest blog post by Kimiko Shibata, itinerant ESL/ELD teacher for the Waterloo Region District School Board, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

I first came across the WriteReader app in a list of apps that a Twitter colleague claimed integrated well with Google Classroom. I’m always looking for new strateg...

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