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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Keeping the kids busy until spring arrives.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 in Family Activities, parent involvement

It’ been a mild winter for many of us, but it doesn’t mean that the kids aren’t getting a little bored and little rambunctious as they eagerly await the warmer days of spring.  When we heard our son-in-law trying to … read more »

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Puns, Rhymes, Vocabulary and Wordplay – Book Selections – 02/23/12

Posted on: Thursday, February 23rd, 2012 in Book List, Book recommendations, Books, Puns, Rhymes

Puns, rhymes, vocabulary and wordplay make up this week’s book recommendations.  Your kids will laugh out loud at the funny stories and situations presented in these books while learning new words and meanings without even realizing it. Miss Alaineus: A … read more »

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Like it or not, it’s that “standardized testing” time again.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 in parent involvement, Standardized Testing

Back in” the old days”, before there was the No Child Left Behind Act, March made us think of “March Madness” basketball or the coming of Spring.  Now, for most educators and parents throughout our country, we know that March … read more »

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Book Selections for Black History Month – 02/16/12

Posted on: Thursday, February 16th, 2012 in Black History, Book recommendations, Books, History

Since February is Black History Month I’m recommending books about some of the famous people who made Black History Month possible.  Check out this week’s blog to see how your kids can win a free book. George Washington Carver by … read more »

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Black History Month Contest for the kids

Posted on: Monday, February 13th, 2012 in Black History, Black History Month, History, Monthly Celebrations

The month of February is Black History Month.  From “Black History Month, or National African American History Month, is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in … read more »

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Valentine’s Day and Lincoln’s Birthday Book Selections – 02/09/12

Posted on: Thursday, February 9th, 2012 in Abraham Lincoln, History, Holiday, parent involvement, Valentine's Day

Lincoln’s birthday and Valentine’s Day both are both next week so this week’s book selections offer two books for kids for each occasion.  Funny stories, arts and crafts and history lessons are all included.  These books are “keepers”. Love, Splat … read more »

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Spring testing is just around the corner.

Posted on: Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 in Listening to kids, parent involvement, Reading, Standardized Testing, talking to kids

According to the expert, Punxsutawney Phil, we have six more weeks until spring.  For teachers across the country, however, things have already begun to heat up.  Educators are ensuring that their students will do their best to achieve a score … read more »

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Some February Book Selections – 02/02/12

Posted on: Friday, February 3rd, 2012 in Abraham Lincoln, Book List, Book recommendations, Books, George Washington, Groundhog Day, History, President's Day

This week’s blog listed the holidays that occur in February so we felt that it’s appropriate to recommend books about three famous Americans: George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Punxsutawney Phil. George Washington’s Breakfast by Jean Fritz.  A book for kids … read more »

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February Holidays and Celebrations.

Posted on: Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 in Abraham Lincoln, Groundhog Day, Holiday, President's Day

February – the month for Valentine’s Day and Presidents Weekend.  This February we have 29 days for celebrations and observances.  Yep, it’s Leap Year.  This day was added to our calendar once every four years as a corrective measure because the earth doesn’t orbit around the sun … read more »

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