A Day for Mosquitoes

Tomorrow is World Mosquito Day! This makes me chuckle a bit because it sounds like we should be celebrating those blood-sucking little vampires. But after some digging, I found that this “holiday” celebrates the anniversary of the day (August 20, 1897) that Sir Ronald Ross, a British scientist, discovered that mosquitoes transmit the malaria parasite….

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“When Pencil Met Eraser”: Win The Book That Celebrates School Supplies and Friendship

Most teachers love school supplies. The promise held by a newly sharpened pencil, a just-opened pack of construction paper, or a box of crayons with none broken (not to mention that amazing new crayon smell) is universal. So many possibilities! When Pencil Met Eraser (Imprint) celebrates school supplies, friendship, and the power of working together….

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The Power of Zero

I recently read this article about a teacher who was allegedly fired for giving a zero grade for no-show assignments. The school has a 50% policy—even when students don’t turn in any work they will still earn 50%. With 50% policies, are we creating children who expect to get something for nothing? There’s fear we’ll…

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A “Dino-Mite” First Friday Giveaway!

This month’s First Friday Giveaway is definitely something to ROAR about! It started with a pack of 18 colorful Expo dry erase markers. Then I went looking for a couple of fun books for back to school. Two dinosaur books would do nicely. Then I found an adorable plush T-Rex—and well, you know what happened…

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