Add a little extra learning, giving, and growing to Spring Break fun

Add a little extra learning, giving, and growing to Spring Break fun
By School Zone Staff
March 17, 2017 — First, comes St. Paddy’s, then the official arrival of spring, meaning K-12 spring break is just around the corner, and kids are more than ready for it. Whether visiting family and friends, seeking sunshine in warmer places, standing in line for roaring rollercoasters, or staying home and letting everyone catch their breath, it’s a welcome change. Departure from “the usual” can also be super time for lessons that extend beyond the classroom.

Spring into March with books for kids that get kids reaching for more

Spring into March with books for kids that get kids reaching for more
By School Zone Staff
February 28, 2017 — Put on a party hat and pull out Green Eggs and Ham. The National Education Association (NEA) kicked off its 2017 Read Across America Campaign, yesterday on March 2, Dr. Seuss’ birthday! But the party continues all month long.

Making STEM colorful and real helps kids branch out

Making STEM colorful and real helps kids branch out
By School Zone Staff
February 17, 2017 — An ever-louder chorus of voices say, “It’s never too early to start “STEM ed.” For kids who seem to naturally love math, science, and all things tech, that’s a natural extension. But for others, it’s decidedly more of a reach.

Open kids’ hearts to sweet ideas for Valentine’s sharing, treats, and celebrations

Open kids’ hearts to sweet ideas for Valentine’s sharing, treats, and celebrations
By School Zone Staff
February 7, 2017 — Cupid’s arrow makes a beeline for the mushball in us all this time of year. Kids of every age roll their eyes at the silly sayings, rhymes, and riddles. What did the pencil say to the paper? I dot my i’s on you! What a great time to love on kids in extra special ways and also help them remember others.

Help kids turn winter blues and blahs into big, fun and learning hoorahs!

Help kids turn winter blues and blahs into big, fun and learning hoorahs!
By School Zone Staff
January 20, 2017 — The end of January means winter is officially just one-third done. Shy of the halfway mark, even for those who love the season, gray days can get old for both grown-ups and kids, and it seems that some parts of the country experience more than their share. Boost kids’ enthusiasm--and your own--by changing things up and getting creative.

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