Even in difficult times, there are always opportunities to be thankful. The Thank You Letter (Holiday House) shares a young girl’s story as one thank-you note leads to another, creating a cascade of thanks all around her town. What a great message for right now!
One lucky teacher will be randomly selected to win this book. For your chance, submit a comment to this blog by Thursday, April 16, and share one person who you’d like to thank for something today–the neighbor who picked up your groceries, the student who made you laugh, the colleague who solved your tech problem, or the spouse who brought you a cup of tea when you needed it. We’ll create our own cascade of thanks! (Congratulations to Christine who is the winner of our prize.)
Here are some fun freebies that I hope you’ll find helpful:
Looking to beef up your science and social studies instruction, especially if you’re teaching remotely? Tap into the Britannica Science and Social Studies Launch Packs. Designed for K-12, the Launch Packs are now free to schools across the country. Find out more at britannicalearn.com/covid-19-free-resources.
Get kids reading with Youngzine, a free online magazine focused on current events. Designed for upper elementary, articles explore the background for news stories, spark curiosity, and even publish students’ own work. Take a peek at youngzine.org.
Feeling crafty? Operation Gratitude is seeking hand-made items for members of the military. Paracord bracelets, knitted and crocheted scarves and hats, handmade greeting cards, and more are all needed. Get the details here.
Allow me to take a moment to thank YOU for reading along and submitting your comments. You’re truly a ray of sunshine day after day and week after week!
PS: New prizes, new prizes, new prizes! Click here to see the latest in the Learning magazine digital issue.