Moving Day

Moving Day is the story of a young girl named Allie and the emotions she faces when her family moves to a new house.  The book is reviewed by Melissa Y. at Sweet on Books. What you need to know: • This book is a story about life told from a nine-year old girl’s perspective, no holds barred.• 8,9,10 year old…

A school ditched processed food 7 years ago, and student lunch sales skyrocketed

By Jana Shortal for USA Today MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — Minneapolis Public Schools swapped processed foods for whole foods nearly seven years ago, and the district reports selling over a million more meals because of it.  The change happened when Bertrand Weber, now director of the district’s Culinary and Wellness Services, introduced children to whole chickens instead of nuggets and actual potatoes instead of tater tots….

Ask Dr. Blank: Different children with different needs: can a common strategy be created?

In answering this question, it may seem off topic, but I am going to start my comments not in the field of education but rather in the field of entertainment.  As viewers of newscasts know well, it’s common on weekend reports to hear a listing of the millions of dollars in sales garnered by new film releases. The money spent…

How a Family of 9 Treks All Over the Country in a Big Modded Schoolbus

By Justin Housman for adventure-journal.com When the Lawsons began thinking about a grand adventure of living out of a bus with their kids for big chunks of the year, touring the backroads of the United States, hitting national parks and everything else of interest along the way, they had the nearly ideal situation. The Lawsons, based in Florida, own their…

ASD Reading Review: “Overall, this is a really great tool for kids on the spectrum.”

We have recently been able to review an innovative online reading program designed to help autistic students learn to read and write. ASD Reading is ideal for children aged 4-15 to teach them to read and write to a 3rd grade level (750 Lexile). The program is easy to set up, and easy to log in. I really like that…

The Two and Only Kelly Twins

The Two and Only Kelly Twins will help children discover what it’s like to be a twin.  The book is reviewed by Melissa G. at Sweet on Books. What You Need to Know: • This book introduces readers to Ilene and Arlene who are 7-year-old twins.• The six chapters are related, but they each focus on a specific conflict or…