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The Great Pumpkin-Painting Project

Talking about the books we're reading is a powerful practice...and sharing the characters we love sends positive ripples into the reading universe. That's why my good friend, Jennifer LaGarde, and I are inviting you and your students to join us for the Great Pumpkin-Painting Project!

We want you to post your creative #LiteracyOLanterns art to your favorite social-media channels. Be sure to tag Jenn and me on the posts you share so we can celebrate reading along with you and/or your class.

To help you get started, we created this video explaining the process we use to create our literacy-themed pumpkins. However, feel free to use whatever classroom supplies you have handy.

If you feel like you might need some additional inspiration to get started, click HERE. (The link contains several samples and a free digital "LiteracyOLanterns" poster you can share with students.)

We can't wait to see what you've been reading and connect soon...this is going to be GREAT!

If this blog post resonated, you might like my newest book, Reclaiming Our Calling: Hold on to the Heart, Mind, and Hope of Education. The book tackles a tension many educators are feeling using a combination of stories and practical strategies. If you’re interested in technology integration, Renegade Leadership: Creating Innovative Schools for Digital-Age Students is a best-seller with Corwin Press. Both books are built on the belief that everything we do in education starts with relationships and connectedness.



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