We’re digging out after Vulcan dumped two feet of fresh snow over Vermont. Which means all this weekend we’ll be doing our two favorite activities: reading and skiing.
Here are some clips from the last two weeks.
Meredith found a lot happening in Ohio to help third graders pass reading tests:
- When more than half of Columbus, Ohio third graders scored below proficient on the Ohio Achievement Assessment tests, the schools enlisted parents to help (and, we hope, to love reading together). From the article: “Our goal was to give parents practical strategies that they can use at home to enhance literacy instruction for their students.” United Way is also pitching in.
- Plus Ohio kindergarteners use six words to describe why reading is important.
Closer to home:
- Last year’s CLiF Community Literacy Conference keynote speaker Brigid Hubberman in the news for Family Reading Partnership’s Every Baby! Every Day! initiative.
- Bear Pond Books had a great writing workshop in the Children’s Room last week with Kate Messner and CLiF author Jo Knowles. On March 22, Grace Greene will unveil the new 2014-2015 Dorothy Canfield Fisher award list! Read Caitlin Corless’s blog post to learn how the list is selected.
And just for fun:
- Need a new book? This Buzzfeed list determines the adult books you should read now based on your favorite books from childhood. We’ve tested it; it works.
And to all you who love numbers, pastries, and/or homophones… it’s 3.14. Happy Pie Day!