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Share a book (or more) in celebration of School Librarians Day

Share a book (or more) in celebration of School Librarians Day
By School Zone Staff
April 3, 2018 — Most of us fondly recall a school librarian from our childhood. Maybe that person pointed us to a book that expanded our world. Maybe she or he shushed us, teaching respect for the silent spaces where serious thinking can happen without distraction. National School Librarian Day is April 4 and is a terrific opportunity to spotlight the role, recall our gratitude, and pay it forward.

Wake up spring break with a new take (or two) on learning

Wake up spring break with a new take (or two) on learning
By School Zone Staff
March 20, 2018 — “Spring is when you feel like whistling even with a shoe full of slush.”-- Doug Larsen. In other words, it’s all good and getting even better! Whether flying or driving to visit family and friends for spring break, exploring an adventure destination, or just chilling at home, a rest from school (and slush!) can still include big learning.

Easter basket books for toddlers can build a bridge to preschool

Easter basket books for toddlers can build a bridge to preschool
By School Zone Staff
March 8, 2018 — Spring and Easter celebrate new beginnings. March is National Reading Month. That makes it the perfect season to plant seeds for a lifetime of reading. While filling Easter baskets for the littlest learners, why not plan to tuck a few books in with the jelly beans, chocolate bunnies, and dyed eggs?

International Stand Up to Bullying Day: a good time to get kids talking, cuddling

International Stand Up to Bullying Day: a good time to get kids talking, cuddling
By School Zone Staff
February 20, 2018 — Smiles and kids go together like sunshine and sparkle. That’s why hardly anything is more heartbreaking than watching a child lose his or her joy and turn inward. Other-kid meanness is one of the biggest causes. International Stand Up to Bullying Day is Feb. 23, and it is a mid-winter opportunity to open up dialogue, learn to recognize the signs of bullying, and take preventive action. Giving extra hugs—or a stuffed animal friend to be hugged—can help too!

Expand kids’ borders and grow their curiosity with community and global learning activities

Expand kids’ borders and grow their curiosity with community and global learning activities
By School Zone Staff
February 2, 2018 — Remember the beloved children’s song, “It’s a Small World (After All)”? The Sherman Brothers wrote it 65 years ago, following the Cuban Missile Crisis, and the world has become even smaller, and since the digital age, more “connected.” Yet many kids sadly seem to know less and less about the world around them.

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