Archive for March, 2011

Be Ready for April Fool Day Friday

Kids across the country love when April Fool’s Day lands on a school day.  Beware, student teachers, April 1 is this Friday!  Join in on the fun with an April Fool book like one of these: Pearl and Wagner : One Funny Day  and  April Foolishness for stories.  For super fake-out tricks I recommend 100% Pure Fake in […]

Welcome Spring

Hoorah for the first day of Spring! Spring Things by Bob Raczka and illustrated by Judy Stead is found at JUV R1238s.

It’s Pi Day!

Pi, Greek letter (╥), is the symbol for the ratio of the circumference of a circle to its diameter. Pi Day is celebrated by math enthusiasts around the world on March 14th.  Why?  Because Pi = 3.1415926535… Ideas for celbrating Pi day are found at these Websites: Pi Day. org,  Exploratorium’s Pi Day Website, Education […]

Daylight Savings Begins Today

Confused about the time?  Check here for the time within .5 seconds. Daylight savings time was instituted during World War I and the picture below is from the Library of Congress.  It is a poster announcing the passage of the Daylight Savings Bill and is a wonderful primary source to use in your classroom.

Literacy in the Park

The CRC will help celebrate Literacy in the Park in the Grand Ballroom of the Student Union on March 19 from 10:00 A.M. until 3:00 P.M. This free family event will feature Alyssa Satin Capucilli, author of the Biscuit and Katy Duck books. Stop at our table to make your free bookmark. We hope to see you there!

March Means Books About Leprechauns

Welcome March!  Are you looking for a seasonal story to share with students?  We have stories about leprechauns, St. Patrick’s Day, and all things Irish.

March Means Basketball

It goes by March Madness, The Big Dance and eventually is just the Final Four, but whatever name is used, young and old alike enjoy their hoops.  We’ve got basketball books for all ages, both nonfiction and fiction, featuring both boys and girls.  Share a basketball title with your little hoopster and let the reading […]

Music In Our Schools Month

Not just for Music Educators!  MIOSM brings attention to the importance of music in the lives of children.  Challenge yourself as a teacher in training and consider ways you could incorporate music into your content.  It’s easier than you think.  Here are some titles to get you started: Supporting Children’s Creativity Through Music, Dance, Drama and Art : […]

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