Hocus Pocus Abracadoo, Make This Book Appear for You!

You’ve been creating magic all year long, from activities that spark learning to building enthusiasm for reading to the more mundane, such as getting kids to remember to put their names on their papers. Celebrate those magical moments with the perfect read-aloud: Greatest Magical Stories from Barron’s. You can win a copy!

To enter our random drawing, submit a comment to our blog by 11:59 pm on May 30 to share your favorite magical word. It could be a classic like presto chango, a fairytale-inspired term like bibbidi-bobbidi-boo, or a Harry Potter original like expelliarmus. Shazam, it’s that easy!

Here are some other bits of magical information for you:


The Special Olympics Unified Champion Schools program goes beyond sports: it’s all about building true friendships between students with and without intellectual disabilities, giving everyone an opportunity to learn, grow, be leaders, get involved, and have fun. Learn more with the new Elementary Playbook, just unveiled on the Special Olympics site: resources.specialolympics.org/playbook-series/.



Learn from literacy leaders at ILA 2018 in Austin this summer. Meet changemakers, children’s book authors, and thousands of other dedicated teachers at sessions, exhibits, and special events like the Literacy Night Speakeasy and Children’s Literature Day. Learn more here.



Have you been keeping up with NASA’s Year of Education on the Station? Two former teachers are spending 2018 on the International Space Station. Get updates and free activities at nasa.gov/audience/foreducators.


Have a magical week!


PS: In search of free activities? ABCmouse has 9,000+, all free for teachers of PreK to grade 2. Click here to take a peek.

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