April is National Poetry Month. Throughout the month, our nation acknowledges the essential role of poetry in our culture (Academy of American Poets, 2014). To teach students about poetry this April, visit the following sites for reading lists and classroom activities:
This Teen Tech Week (March 9-15), visit your local BCLS branch to checkout all of the great resources and programs we have to offer! Be sure to visit our online events calendar to register for one of our teen programs!
March 3rd commences NEA’S Read Across America Day. This annual celebration correlates with Dr. Seuss' Birthday on March 2nd.
March marks the beginning of Women’s History Month. During this time, the contributions of women to society and history are honored throughout the world. To learn more about the observation, visit one of the following sites:
On Monday, February 10th Headquarters hosted a Fairytale Storytime for children ages 4 to 6. During the program participants were read fairytale stories with a modern twist.
February marks the beginning of Black History Month. During this time, our nation honors the contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout history.
To learn more about Black History Month, visit the following sites:
On Wednesday, December 18th Headquarters hosted a Toddlers and Twos Santa Storytime. During the program we read Santa stories, sang winter songs and played with sleigh bells. Following the readings we put on a reindeer marionette show and made a Santa craft.
On Monday, December 16th Headquarters hosted a Holiday Storytime for children ages 4 to 6. During the program we read gingerbread man stories, sang winter songs, and played a snowman game toss. Following the program attendees were treated to a gingerbread treat and craft.
With winter break approaching, it may be difficult to keep students on task in the classroom. Many educator websites offer suggestions for keeping students interested in learning throughout this exciting time of year. Check out the following sites for ideas!