Why teachers love it. Used in classrooms for over 17 yearsFamiliarity breeds love of this programIt's the time when we ?come to share our stories"Resources are all there ? you don't need to have anything elseGives teachers lots of ways to connect with the home. Don't have to ?sell" it to the classIt's all about them, their lives, their families, their friends ? everything that makes them special Uses current language (big ideas) and teaching strategies and techniques, especially related to the teaching of literacy.