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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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My website features a library with dozens of tales, from the hilarious to the scary. I encourage kids to not just choose the stories that immediately strike their fancy, but to give others a try too. For some reason, those often turn out to be the stories that stick with you – and even change your life. Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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What my writing contest teaches kids: how much power they hold in their words and their thoughts. Continue reading
Posted Oct 9, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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When you were a kid, did you ever lie on the grass at recess, look up at the clouds and see all sorts of magical and wonderful images in them? I did. It was nice to know that if I’d read all my books from the library, I could always... Continue reading
Posted Oct 2, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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This year I have chosen the word LIBRARY as the theme for my annual Be-a-Famous Writer contest. One because I love libraries, but two because I thought it provided endless possibilities to write about. Libraries provide so many resources to us. So I thought I’d create a list of things that might be helpful to all the amazing teacher/Librarians I know! Continue reading
Posted Sep 25, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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I love to participate in Dot Day, a celebration about marking your mark! That’s one of the very reasons I created my annual writing contest. Sometimes the quiet one in the class in the writer, and they often aren’t out there bragging about what they have written. Dot Day helps everyone celebrate how they make their mark. Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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How do we get a classroom full of students to write? How do we help them get that idea from their head to the paper? I think that first we need to spark the imagination. We also have to realize that writing and editing are two completely different things. 
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Posted Sep 6, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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The library provided to me a gift that stretched my imagination and developed a life long love of reading. And that's why I have selected the word "Library" for the theme of my 8th annual Be-a-Famous Writer Contest. Continue reading
Posted Aug 23, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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Just in time for Back to School, Mrs. P has put together a list for teachers of FREE resources for inspiring creativity & literacy in the classroom. Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2016 at Mrs. P's Reading is Cool Blog
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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