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Mrs. P
Dreamy Valley
An award-winning FREE digital storybook destination, starring T.V. actress Kathy Kinney as Mrs. P
Interests: reading, books, children's literacy, writing contests for kids, literacy,
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With summer upon us, and children having more time for unstructured play and fun reading, I thought it would a great time to provide you my favorite tips and resources for sing-a-longs and getting into the rhythm of summer reading with a a little music. Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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New research shows audiobooks drive improvement in reading comprehension, vocabulary, and motivation to read. June is AudioBook Month, so what could be more timely! Continue reading
Posted May 29, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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May is the month most schools across the country let out for the year or start winding down. It’s important to remind students how much fun it is to read before they start their summer breaks. Enjoy these tips to help stop the summer reading slide. Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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April is National Poetry Month, and I love poetry! It lets you express your creativity in little bursts because, if you wish, all it takes is just a few lines. Continue reading
Posted Apr 10, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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All the reasons I love April! It's filled with reading events and library celebrations. From National Library Week, to National Bookmobile Day, Poem in Your Pocket Day, and Drop Everything and Read, it's my favorite month! Continue reading
Posted Apr 3, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Learn about Harmony Projects, Global Connections With Cantata Learning. These are wonderful ways to get your students reading, creating, writing, singing, sharing, collaborating, and so much more with others around the world. Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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This year the NEA’s Read Across America Day tips its hat to Dr. Seuss and celebrates his newly discovered book, What Pet Should I Get? And I tip my hat to the creative writing of Ms. MacInnes’s 3rd grade class at Brewer Community School in Brewer, Maine. It won the grand prize in the 7th annual Mrs. P Be-a-Famous Writer national contest. The theme of the contest was pets, and their story was inspired by the new Dr. Seuss story. Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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I Love Libraries and am excited about their future! Let’s bring resources to students & help literacy evolve by transforming the library. What could be a better mission? That’s why I am so excited that my 8th annual writing contest theme this year will celebrate libraries! Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Mrs. P of MrsP.com announces the top 5 finalist in her 7th annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest. Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Mrs. P shares her tips to find and share books for the giving season. These are all great ways to add fun titles to your classroom library. Continue reading
Posted Nov 15, 2015 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Tips for teachers preparing their classrooms for returning students. How you can incorporate Mrs. P annual Be-a-Famous Writer contest into your K-4 classroom and spark students imaginations. Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2015 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Plant the Seed to Read. Mrs. P shares 6 Tips to Raise and Grow A Healthy Reader Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2015 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Mrs. P Shares Tips to Celebrate National Poetry Month. Besides their own inherent beauty, poems can be great educational tools. Continue reading
Posted Apr 2, 2015 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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March is the beginning of spring, and it offers lots of fun ways to spring into action with reading. MrsP.com shares her ideas. Continue reading
Posted Mar 2, 2015 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Mrs. P's Imagination Launchers help kids jump-start their imaginations. Watch an Imagination Launcher animation starring my dog Spyri – and let the stories begin! Continue reading
Posted Feb 1, 2015 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Jan 9, 2015
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I created my Magic Library to share the Magic of Reading with children. I wanted to spark their imaginations, and take them on a magical journey that only books can provide. Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Helping kids Get Caught Reading before school gets out will help them keep the habit of reading up throughout the summer. Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Who’s all ears for a favorite Rabbit Tale? Hop over to get a new story playlist & bunny bookmark activity at Mrs. P's free storybook website www.MrsP.com Continue reading
Posted Mar 27, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Here’s an activity for all your young writers and readers in your classroom or at home! For the Writers: Make your own Here's what you’ll need: Scissors Hole punch Crayons, colored pencils, or pens Pencil to give away Colored paper (optional) to put... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Mrs. P Puzzlers - Puzzle trivia and activities to encourage creative thinking, language development and my favorite, storytelling skills. Not to mention visual thinking. Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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This quote by Hans Christian Andersen is a perfect way to inspire any young writer. “Everything you look at can become a fairy tale and you can get a story from everything you touch.” Enjoy Mrs. P's new playlist featuring free stories from this author. Continue reading
Posted Dec 29, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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The Brothers Grimm wrote some wonderful fairy tales, including Rapunzel, Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel. For every famous story by the Grimm Brothers, however, there are ten you’ve probably never heard of. Some of the lesser-known stories are quite charming, like Brother and Sister , The Gold Children, Faithful John & The Six Swans. That’s why I just had to create a new playlist sharing these lesser-known gems. Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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This will be the last story in my Where Are They Now series. It has been amazing reconnecting with past winners and finalists from my Be-a-Famous Writer contest. I hope you have enjoyed reading about them. Meet Caitlin Casady and learn what she has been up too. Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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It’s not too often I meet a 3rd grader with their very own blog, and who has had a story written about her in the ISTE Learning and Leading with Technology Journal. Well, let me introduce you to Meridan Boyd, 8 years old and attends Van Meter Community School in Iowa. She's the focus of my Where are They Now? story. Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2013 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog