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Story Time: EMT Morales-Clamshell Stretcher

Language, science, crafts, and snack activities for a Story Time featuring EMT workers in EMT Morales-Clamshell Stretcher

Oh, my friends, I have a new Glad to Do It! book for you this week, and I’m excited to tell you that this one comes with a giveaway!

I’m co-hosting a giveaway of 4 Glad to Do It! books along with my friends Lisa from Homeschool Insights and Joanne from Our Unschooling Journey.  The cool part?  When you include today’s Story Time, the giveaway is for all 4 of the J2B books for which I’ve created activities.  You can read Lisa’s entire post about the books here.

Are you pumped?  I am!  Let’s get to it!
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Story Time: Leaf Man (With Amazing Free Printables!)

Story Time: Leaf Man includes 29 pages of free printables, language, science, and craft activities, and a snack recipe for Apple Cider Biscuits

Leaf Man by Lois Ehlert is one of my favorite-ist picture books ever.  Although it is an autumn book, it can be uses for leaf observation at any time of year.

The sweet story of the Leaf Man’s journey always makes me happy, and I’ve never met a kid who didn’t feel the same way.

When I worked at the library, I created a story time for the library a couple times with this book.  It lends itself so well to crafts and projects.

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Story Time: Officer Jack Underwater

Free River Printables for homeschool and classroom in Story Time: Officer Jack Underwater

When kids think of police officers, they often think of sirens, chases, and arrests.  It’s exciting stuff, but it’s not all the police do.

Lucky for us, we have James Burd Brewster and his Glad to Do It series to teach our kids about another side of police work–the real hero stuff.

Officer Jack Underwater introduces Officer Jack and his partner, Officer Kate, and follows them as they save a woman trapped in a car that is slowly sinking into the river.  The officers use brilliant team work to get the woman out of the car. Brewster uses sparse language to take the scary out of the story and build up the heroism in a non-frightening way.
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Story Time: Rocky Hill Fireman–Fire!

4 free firefighting printables for Story Time: Rocky Hill, Fireman - Fire! for homeschool or classroom

Welcome to 10 Days of Summer Reading Activities!  Today kicks off 10 straight weekdays (come on, guys, I need my weekends!) of reading activities from your very own Lit Mama.  And you gotta love it, because this series is part of the even larger 10 Days of Tips for Homeschool Moms series that includes tips from 16 other bloggers!  So if you’re getting ready for the upcoming school year and you want to be in the know, make sure you check out all the amazing blogs at the bottom of this post and start the year off right.  Also,  scroll down to enter the $110 Amazon Gift Card Giveaway!

Now.  To kick things off.

I know you know it, but my favorite thing ever is discovering new books and authors to introduce to you.

Last month, I told you about Katie Spivey Brewster and her wonderful picture book, Aunt Louise Comes to Visit.

This month I want to tell you about Katie’s husband, James Burd Brewster, the main guy at J2B Publishing and writer/creator of the Glad to Do It series of picture books.

Because they rock. Hard.

I’m not making that up.

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