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Author Helen Frost – Spinning Verses For Teens

Mark your calendars! Spinning Verses: Writing Workshop for Teens will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm with author Helen Frost and co-sponsors, Poets House and New York Public Library. Helen writes, "I’ve been writing novels-in-poems for almost ten years now, and I look forward to sharing some of what I’ve discovered about the form with [...]

Author Helen Frost – Spinning Verses For Teens

Mark your calendars! Spinning Verses: Writing Workshop for Teens will be held on Saturday, November 10 at 2:00 pm with author Helen Frost and co-sponsors, Poets House and New York Public Library. Helen writes, "I’ve been writing novels-in-poems for almost ten years now, and I look forward to sharing some of what I’ve discovered about the form with [...]

The Backpack Blues

Here’s a link with helpful hints. Backpack Safety Tips I know this story is old.  But that is the shame of it. Educators and parents your voice is needed.  What is being done about heavy textbooks, hence heavy backpacks!? Every morning it pains me to hear my daughter moan and complain about her heavy book bag. [...]

The Backpack Blues

Here’s a link with helpful hints. Backpack Safety Tips I know this story is old.  But that is the shame of it. Educators and parents your voice is needed.  What is being done about heavy textbooks, hence heavy backpacks!? Every morning it pains me to hear my daughter moan and complain about her heavy book bag. [...]

To Do: Blog Action Day

This post is not just a reminder for me.  Okay. Who am I kidding? Yes it is. Blog Action Day is just 5 days away and bloggers all over the world are putting their Green Ideas Into Action.  Are there any readers out there willing to share a sneak peak of what they will be posting/doing on October 15th? [...]

To Do: Blog Action Day

This post is not just a reminder for me.  Okay. Who am I kidding? Yes it is. Blog Action Day is just 5 days away and bloggers all over the world are putting their Green Ideas Into Action.  Are there any readers out there willing to share a sneak peak of what they will be posting/doing on October 15th? [...]

An Update on Paws To Read

Rosemary Marburger coordinates the amazing and creative Paws To Read program. As a fairly new dog owner, and an admirer of her work, I wrote to her for an update. If you recall, I introduced you to Paws To Read last June.   I love it, love it, love it! "Well, Paws to Read is off and "barking" again this 2007/2008 school [...]

An Update on Paws To Read

Rosemary Marburger coordinates the amazing and creative Paws To Read program. As a fairly new dog owner, and an admirer of her work, I wrote to her for an update. If you recall, I introduced you to Paws To Read last June.   I love it, love it, love it! "Well, Paws to Read is off and "barking" again this 2007/2008 school [...]

Help reduce teen stress this year

Are we really stressing our students out?  As a parent, I can honestly say I am guilty.  I do put a certain level of stress on my own children when it comes to school and eating. So it’s no coincidence that SCHOOL wins as the number one stresser for students between the ages of 13-17, according to an MTV poll.   Psychologist, Dr. [...]

Help reduce teen stress this year

Are we really stressing our students out?  As a parent, I can honestly say I am guilty.  I do put a certain level of stress on my own children when it comes to school and eating. So it’s no coincidence that SCHOOL wins as the number one stresser for students between the ages of 13-17, according to an MTV poll.   Psychologist, Dr. [...]