I ran across an article about a sculpture of Knuffle Bunny unveiled at a library in the Brooklyn neighborhood where the story is set. How fun! I want to go there!
That got me curious: What book character do you think deserves a sculpture in your town? Share a comment at this blog, and you’ll have a chance to win Dinosaur Atlas: Amazing Facts, Fold-Out Maps and Life-Size Fossils (Lonely Planet Kids). Submit your comment by Thursday, January 30, to be entered in our random drawing. Congratulations to our lucky winner Kim King!
Once you’ve done that, carve out a few minutes to take a peek at these big-time fun language-arts–related freebies:
The Innovative Reading grant (worth $2,500!) goes to a teacher or librarian with a unique program that encourages reading. Programs must be held in the library, and applicants must be members of the American Association of School Librarians. Get details at ala.org/aasl/awards/innovative. The deadline is February 1.
Are your students ready to show off their handwriting? The annual Zaner-Bloser National Handwriting Contest is underway. Winners in grades K–8 receive trophies and cash; teachers get cash too. Learn more at zaner-bloser.com/national-handwriting-contest. The deadline is February 14.
I’d love to see statues in honor of Amelia Bedelia around my town. Amelia putting powder on the furniture, Amelia doing drawings of drapes, Amelia making a cake full of “dates”; dreaming up what they’re doing would be so much fun!
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