A Six-Act Study in Kindness

CritterKin’s “Quilting for Kindness” project is officially complete in Bellevue, Nebraska but in many ways it is just getting started. The three quilts the kids produced (fabric, paper and chalk) will now be displayed at the Sarpy Historical Museum,...

CritterKin Kids are Certifiably Kind

  As part of the grand finale of the third grade summer reading program at Bellevue Elementary School the kids are putting on a one-act play based on the last chapter of the CritterKin book they read. The play will be performed live in the school gym and streamed...

Giggling for Kindness

  Bellevue Elementary School third graders practice being CritterKin Mutts Today the 43 third graders involved in the Bellevue Elementary School summer reading program spent most of the morning giggling so hard their stomachs ached. The reason? The six kids...

Learning: Technology and Emotional Literacy

  Stitching the Pieces Together On June 2, 2014  Jena Ball and I embarked on a summer reading program with two teachers and 43 third graders in Bellevue, Nebraska.  The goals we had for our three weeks together were simple – get the kids to read, write and...

Librarian in the Outfield: Part II

    Our Librarian in the outfield, Erin Preder, continues her story about working with CritterKin on the Kindness Garden at John R. Tibbott Elementary School in Bolingbrook, Illinois. If you missed Part I, you can find it here:  http://wp.me/p37dkL-AN Growing...