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30 book yearly challenge with Literature genre posters. Maybe could adapt this into the iPod/iReader theme for upper grades
A Book of Secrets by the Authors Lloyd Bradley, Thomas Eaton, Emma Hooley, Patrick Humphires, Charlotte Willamson. It features snips of information such as a daily flight from the USA to Cuba, a 1966 government bacteria light bulb conspiracy, the abandoned underground movie theater in France, and more. It's a very fun read in my opinion.
Take the NAG out of communicating things to your children... Let the animals do the talking! Everyday I ask my kids the same questions: “Did you flush?”, “Did you brush?”, “Do you know what a napkin is?” – it goes on and on. I wonder if they even hear my words. When it comes to communicating with children, I think it helps to create an element of humor and surprise. Here’s a trick to get their attention – all you’ll need is a bag of plastic animals, an X-Acto knife and something to say.