“Something From Nothing” Magic Book

Many kind and concerned teachers have contacted me to see if all is well, since I haven’t had a blog post for a whole year! Well…here is my story, and luckily it is a happy one. I went to Shanghai, China a year ago to work with a private school district. I have two great sons, a lovely Chinese daughter-in-law, and an adorable granddaughter in Shanghai. (Side note: She now has a little brother…2 weeks old!) Needless to say, I had a wonderful time working and playing in China for three weeks. When I returned home, the Chinese school district asked me to continue writing literature based curriculum for them. I’ve spent many hours for many months finding and creating activities based on quality children’s literature. I decided it’s time to get back to my blog and share some of the ideas.

Click here to learn how to make this project for one of my favorite books, Something From Nothing by Phoebe Gilman.

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4 thoughts on ““Something From Nothing” Magic Book

  1. MaryAnn Wolf says:

    Dear Mary,   I’m so glad that you only had happy news to report on why you hadn’t been blogging!  Congrats!

  2. Cindy Cobleigh says:

    We have missed you Mary! Glad you are well and back!. While I have not read Something from Nothing, the story reminds me of Joseph Had a Little Overcoat by Simms Taback. The idea might also work with Patrica Polacco’s The Keeping Quilt. Nice idea for summarizing a progressive story. Thanks!

  3. gperrymann says:

    Well hallelujah! I was just thinking over the weekend that I hadn’t seen your blog lately! Glad all is well.

    gail ________________________________

  4. Bridget Price says:

    I am also glad to hear your good news. I enjoyed your class at the GTC North in San Jose. I told my second graders that I saw you and learned how to do some other new books they were very impressed. They had seen your video on how to make a box book. So, they thought I met a famous movie star!! I have always enjoyed seeing you at conferences.

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