Monday, March 5, 2012

Celebrate the Power of Words and Stories

At least 793 million people in the world cannot read or write.
Imagine your world without words.

On March 7th, 2012, LitWorld, a global literacy organization based in New York City, will be celebrating World Read Aloud Day.

World Read Aloud Day is about taking action to show the world that the right to read and write belongs to all people. World Read Aloud Day motivates children, teens, and adults worldwide to celebrate the power of words, especially those words that are shared from one person to another, and creates a community of readers advocating for every child’s right to a safe education and access to books and technology.

By raising our voices together on this day we show the world’s children that we support their future: that they have the right to read, to write, and to share their words to change the world.

To learn more about LitWorld and to sign up to participate in World Read Aloud Day, please see:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

100 Days of School

This week marked the 100th day of school for my children. For kindergartners, there is always much anticipation and excitement around the day. Here is a quick list of 100th day activities that my children have enjoyed over the past 6 years.
  • 100 day crown - usually with tally marks around the outside adding up to 100
  • snack mix made with 10 pieces of 10 different ingredients
  • bring in 100 of an object - one of my children took in 10 towers, each made with 10 building blocks
  • draw a picture of what you will look like when you are 100 years old
  • draw a picture and write about what you would do if you had $100
Enjoy the 100th day of school!