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May is National Bike Month

The average car releases almost a pound of carbon dioxide into the air every mile it’s driven. If you drove 365 fewer miles per year, that would be equivalent to planting four trees and having them absorb CO2 for ten years. Want to learn more about protecting our environment? Check out some of these great books! Read More

April 22 is National Earth Day

You may have heard about teen activist Greta Thunburg and her work to help stop climate change, but have you met Marley Dias, Mya-Rose Craig, Zanagee Artis, Autumn Peltier, Litokne Kabua or Rebecca Sabnam? Read about these amazing young activists, and learn how you, too, can make a difference! Read More

Read Alouds for Layers of Learning

Author and Literacy Coach, JoEllen McCarthy, shares a few favorite heartprint books from her curated collection in Layers of Learning, as well as NEW must-have/ need to know about books that help plant seeds for conversations that will grow over time. Consider exploring this list and the ways the books we read and the stories we share affect how we relate to one another in our own classroom community and in our world. Read More

April is Poetry Month

A haiku is a form of Japanese poetry often made up of 17 syllables spread across three lines. The first and third lines typically have five syllables, while the second line has seven syllables. Frequently, haiku poems are written about nature, or the seasons, but they don’t have to be. For more ideas, check out some of these fun poetry books that feature haikus! Read More