Nonfiction reading is so important for kids -- and not just because Common Core says it is. Here's the best list of nonfiction books that will get kids reading!

My Best List of Nonfiction Books Ever - Imagination Soup

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These all make me smile, love the idea of divided canvas with repeating shapes in varying colours

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A Fabulous Resource for Writers - 175 Positive Character Traits - Writers Write

A Fabulous Resource for Writers - 350 Character Traits

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Bringing Characters to Life in Writer's Workshop | Scholastic.com

Bringing Characters to Life in Writer's Workshop | Scholastic.com

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Good Character Traits by AnikaandAj.deviantart.com on @deviantART

Good Character Traits by AnikaandAj on deviantART

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Great page that shows different character traits. I will use this page for writing ideas. AND ITS FREE!!!!

Workshop Classroom: Teaching about character traits

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This is brilliant! Helps me think through my characters, and I think it'd be fun to randomize for side characters...

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The Best of Intentions: 15 Words To Use More Often

The Best of Intentions: 15 Words To Use More Often

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The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English by Robert Beard, the author of the Word of the Day at yourDictionary.com, via theharissisters #Words #English

Harris Sisters GirlTalk: The 100 Most Beautiful Words in English

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32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language. I love so many of these, but particularly mellifluous, ineffable, sonorous, ethereal, petrichor, ephemeral, defenestration, and sonder.

32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

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32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language, my favourite being 'Serendipity', of course!

32 Of The Most Beautiful Words In The English Language

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Everyone will think you're smarter than you actually are. | 38 Reasons Your Life Will Be So Much Better In 2014

38 Reasons Your Life Will Be So Much Easier In 2014

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Heart Art #3 Mixed Media Collage in the UnStrungSisters Shop

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painting watercolor paper with watercolors, salt, and glue- This would be great for altered art but I think I see earrings and pendants with resin coating for protection

Watercolour Painting With Salt and Glue

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Tissue Bleeding I forgot about this! I did this in almost every art class. I bet the boys would love this!

Bleeding Tissue Fun - Bloom, Bake & Create

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Children can create beautiful silhouettes with cut out shapes from magazines, or create their own! Lay the cut out on a piece of paper (or use a small bit of gluestick to prevent movement) Paint over the shape with watercolors, rub with crayons, or smudge with pastels- when the cut out is removed, a beautiful silhouette remains. A great art project for animal studies or for learning about shadows and light!

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Draw a picture with white crayon on white paper and then watercolor over it. love this idea!

creativity with crayons!

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White Puzzle Pieces for Wedding Guest Book Alternative Blank Puzzle Pieces Unique Wedding Guest Book. $25.00, via Etsy.

White Puzzle Pieces for Wedding Guest Book Alternative / Blank Puzzle Pieces Unique Wedding Guest Book / Bridal Shower Sign In / Baby Shower

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TOOLBOX: 8 Watercolor Techniques for Beginners | http://adventures-in-making.com/toolbox-8-watercolor-techniques-for-beginners/

TOOLBOX: 8 Watercolor Techniques for Beginners

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Kids can dip/paint coffee filters with water with added color -- make into flowers for Mom for Mother's Day! Now... I'd like to make a vase for this, ideas?

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I love TpT! Flowers made with concentric circles

Bouquet for MOM | krokotak

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lots of flower craft gift ideas for mother's day or any day :)

Flower Crafts For Mom - Bits of Everything

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Garden Bead Art - for the Fairy Garden! I use stainless steel wire so that they don't rust. A great way and a pretty way to use beads of every type!

Garden Art - DIY Crafty Projects

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rainbow carnations- for teaching how water travels through a plant!

color changing carnations | paint cut paste

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I love this Kandinsky inspired Recycled Paper Tree!

Recycled Paper Tree

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