My dad and grandfathers built the house I grew up in, from running the electricity to doing the brick work. Maybe that’s why Around the Table That Grandad Built (Candlewick Press) jumped out at me. This perfect-for-Thanksgiving book celebrates everyone’s unique contribution to a festive family meal. And you can win the book!
To enter our random drawing, submit a comment to this blog by Thursday, December 5, to let us know one thing you’ll contribute to Thanksgiving dinner, whether it’s your sparkling personality, world-famous pumpkin pie, or a container of takeout. One lucky teacher will win! Congratulations to our lucky winner Patti! In return we’re contributing this week’s list of great websites, grants, and freebies, all related to sharing and caring. Take a look.
Project Hero involves grades 3–12 students on quests to help local species and ecosystems. Quests culminate in a hands-on project, and grants are available to help with materials. Learn more at herofortheplanet.org.
In the Listen to a Life Contest, students ages 8–18 interview someone 50 or older about how the person overcame obstacles and then write an essay. The grand prize is a $100 gift card and keepsake timepiece plus an awards certificate. Visit legacyproject.org/contests for details.
Emotional ABCs covers self-awareness, social awareness, self-management, and responsible decision making for grades K–3. You’ll get sequential workshops with a warm-up, mini-lesson, self-reflection, and more, all free. Sign up at emotionalabcs.com/teachers.
Not sure yet what my Thanksgiving contribution will be. I’m hoping your comments will inspire me!
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