Friday, August 23, 2013

For Professionals

This year, in addition to providing resources for parents and students, I would also like to offer additional tools and resources for teachers.  A colleague of mine had posted this video and I would like to share it with you -- what a powerful speaker!

Motivational phrases:
#kids learn from people they like
#every child deserves a champion: an adult that will never give up on them
#we're educators, we're born to make a difference

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Donors Choose

In the past, we have been supported with 2 projects from Donor's Choose.  Now we hope to get a technology center with 2 ipad mini's!

Ms. Rappaport has just written a proposal, and hope that it is met before it's December deadline.  Hoping for 2 ipad mini's this school year!

If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation please visit: Donor's Choose iPads for the Core

October 3rd, Jumpstart's Read for the Record

I’m with Otis! Join the Otis Book Parade for Read for the Record on We Give Books

Take part in Read for the Record on We Give Books! We Give Books readers from across the country and around the world are coming together to show their support for early childhood literacy. Join me and Otis, the star of this year’s Jumpstart’s Read for the Record campaign, to set new reading records and stand up for children everywhere.

Presented in partnership with the Pearson Foundation, Jumpstart’s Read for the Record highlights the need for high quality early education in America by mobilizing children and adults to set a record for the largest shared reading event to support Jumpstart’s mission to work toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. When you Read for the Record on We Give Books, either online or on the We Give Books app, you will also help set a new digital reading record.

The fun lasts more than just one day! On We Give Books, you can read, give, and share with Otis all season long in the Otis Book Parade, a digital book club for kids. Each week leading up to Read for the Record on October 3, they will feature a special book from their library, online and on their new app, along with reading resources that highlight values exemplified by Otis. We Give Books also has fun Otis activities and ways for you to share your reading celebrations. Join the Parade at, and tell everyone, “I’m with Otis!”

Sunday, August 18, 2013