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!
As Thanksgiving approaches, you may be looking for books on the holiday. The following websites provide recommended reads for children of varying ages. These books would be great in the classroom or for reading at home.
November marks the beginning of Native American Heritage Month. What started as a day of recognition in 1916 turned into a month long observation in 1990. Throughout the month the contributions, sacrifices and achievements of American Indian and Alaska Natives are honored.