A History of Noms de Plume

I just had to share this infographic!

This stuff is fascinating.  Obviously I knew some of these facts – but I still learned SO much by reading this.

And – I’ll have it known – I’m seriously considering changing my pen name to Secretary to the Emperor of the Moon.


I’d love to hear any stories of pen names that you’d like to share!

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(photo credit:  http://www.printerinks.com/a-history-of-noms-de-plume-infographic.html)

Dr. Seuss Activities for Read Across America Day

Dr. Seuss Activities for Read Across America Day

Yesterday (March 2nd) was national Read Across America Day!

A holiday celebrating my favorite pastime?  Whoohoo!

And better yet, I’ve found a way to easily incorporate activities for my kids into this wonderful holiday, via the Dr. Seuss site.

I may have been too distracted yesterday with setting up a new laptop to replace my well-loved laptop that finally died on me, BUT that doesn’t mean I can’t celebrate it today.  Or every day, for that matter.

My girls and I read every night, and often during the day, too, but at Seussville.com I found a free downloadable Read Across America activity booklet that gives you ideas for expanding upon the readings of Dr. Seuss books.

How cool is that?

It’s technically a classroom activity guide, but that doesn’t mean you can incorporate the ideas into playtime at home.  Some examples include using The Foot Book as inspiration for dancing and different ways to sing based on verses and characters from One Fish Two Fish and Mr. Brown Can Moo!  Can You?

Dr. Seuss Activities for Read Across America Day

There are many more activity ideas and even a printable certificate for the kiddos.  So check out the Read Across America activity booklet and let me know what you and your kids liked best!

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Roaming Rosie Reads Ten Apples Up On Top

Ten Apples Up On Top was written by Theo. LeSieg, or, as he’s more affectionately known, Dr. Seuss.

There’s a lot of repetitiveness to the story, but a good rhythm and my girls love it.

It is often requested at home, so, here it is: