I can never resist articles with titles like “The 10 Most Unusual Hotels in the World” or “12 Quirky Vacation Spots for Your Bucket List.” So it’s no wonder the new book Hotel Fantastic (Kids Can Press) grabbed my attention. Now this is a one-of-a-kind!
Submit a comment to this blog and let us know the most unusual place you’ve ever visited or would like to visit. On September 19, 2018, we’ll randomly select one lucky teacher to win this book.
In the meantime, here are some great (free!) opportunities coming up soon that will make you and your students want to hit the road, either literally or virtually. Take a look:
It’s always hard to decide the best way to commemorate the 9/11 attacks. This year try a free webinar from the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. Designed for students ages 11 and up, the program includes a virtual tour, stories from first responders and survivors, and a live chat with museum staff. Go to 911memorial.org and search “Anniversary in the Schools Webinar.”
Let families know about this amazing opportunity: Smithsonian magazine is sponsoring Museum Day on September 22, 2018. Families can get free admission to participating museums, zoos, and cultural centers across the country. You can, too! You must register for a ticket in advance; go to smithsonianmag.com/museumday. I’ve already requested mine!
Since 2007, field trip grants from Target have helped millions of students gain new experiences. Grants are valued at up to $700. Apply by September 30, 2018. Go to corporate.target.com and search “field trip grants.”
If I were at the Hotel Fantastic, you’d find me in the Sky Rooms.
Googling travel deals now,
PS: The back-to-school contests at Learning magazine are wrapping up soon. We have 123 prizes, so enter now.