My Dad Friend from work sent me the first link to Back Country Skiing and in doing so, I discovered this great blog by a Harvard Mom who now writes this blog for the Appalachian Mountain Club for kids while pursuing her love of rock climbing and back country skiiing. Winter is starting to drag on here at our house, so this is my pep talk to myself and the kids to embrace winter by trying something new like cross country skiing, snowshoeing, or new sledding hills.
Now accepting nominees for our third annual Mom Congress on Education and Learning Conference!! One outstanding mom from every state to receive an all-expense paid trip to Washington, DC to attend Parenting’s 2012 Mom Congress on Education and Learning conference April 29-May 1, 2012. The 51 lucky winners will be celebrated at a three-day event where they’ll connect with the nation’s leading education experts and moms across the country to exchange ideas about the best ways to improve our nation’s schools.
Do you have questions about bullying? Are you worried your child is being bullied, or that your child may be a bully? Bullying doesn’t end in school. Do you have to deal with a bully at work?
The Detroit Free Press is taking your questions about bullying this week.
My nine-year-old daughter picks her favorite chapter books of 2011 and she cautions her peers, “I think that every book is boring in the beginning. Maybe the second or third chapter is when it starts getting good. Just keep reading.”
If you suspect someone may have a head injury, be sure to remove the person from play and have him or her evaluated by the health care professional. Let the health care professional know how the injury occurred, if the person lost consciousness and for how long, and if the person experienced any memory loss or seizures.
Here are the rest of the 2012 Children’s and Young Adult book awards…”The American Library Association (ALA) today announced the top books, video and audiobooks for children and young adults – including the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery and Printz awards – at its Midwinter Meeting in Dallas.”
2012 Newbery, Caldecott, Printz awards and more!
I discovered this really excellent list of books to hook reluctant readers by SchoolBusProject.com. I love how it’s organized by topics and also that it has a range of books within each topic for different ages and abilities. Finally, I love how the books are so well chosen out with many award winning books across a whole jumble of children’s book awards as well as books that I know kids truly enjoy. Even if your child is not a reluctant reader, scan the list. There are discoveries waiting to be made here!
I remember reading A Wrinkle in Time about — dating myself — 35 years ago and how much I loved this book and this author. It was as if entire worlds opened up for me; suddenly science was something mysterious and exciting, as it should be, not something to toil over and memorize. Is it because it’s a tale of a classic theme of good versus evil; light against dark? No, there is so much more to this book. Madeleine l’Engle is not just a great storyteller, but a scientist, dreamer and philosopher.