By Joan Oleck — School Library Journal, 2/29/2008 4:00:00 AM
An animated digital version of Horton Hears a Who! is available for free to teachers throughout March, thanks to the National Education Association’s (NEA) Read Across America celebration of Theodor Seuss Geisel’s (Dr. Seuss) 104th birthday.
The download, now available on Kidthing, (http://www.kidthing.com/neasreadacrossamerica/) brings the classic book to life with animation, narration, and sound effects. Librarians, teachers, and care givers can turn the sound off and read the book aloud—just like their parents did.
The first Read Across America took place in 1998. It’s sponsored by the NEA and many of the country’s leading literacy and youth groups to motivate children to read and generate new enthusiasm for reading. Geisel, who died in 1991, would have turned 104 on March 2.
On SUNDAY, MARCH 2nd at 3:30 p.m. Emily Ellison will be performing at the St. George Public Library, 5 Central Ave, Staten Island. (Across from the Municipal Parking Lot) Come sing along with her! She will bring her guitar, ukulele & djembe for a rollicking good old time family sing-a-long. Performance is free.For more information, call the St. George Library Center at (718) 442-8560or e-mail Emily Ellison, Music for Children firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, February 27, 2008
10:00 am – 12:00 Noon
Parent to Parent NY, Inc. is hosting a workshop on:
Understanding and Managing Difficult Behaviors in Children with Developmental Disabilities
Presented by Frank Cicero, PhD, BCBA
*Does your child engage in aggressive, noncompliant, repetitive or other behaviors?
*What are some treatment options and how to know if they are working?
* What can be done at home? What can the school do?
Institute for Basic Research
1050 Forest Hill Road
For more information contact Parent to Parent, NY, Inc. 718-494-4872
The General Educational Development (GED) Program offers preparation for the GED (high school equivalency) examination. The Adult Basic Education (ABE) Program provides courses to adults who test below the GED level and need to improve basic reading and math skills before they qualify to move into the GED level. Special emphasis in both programs is given to the development of critical thinking skills, problem solving techniques, and career planning. Students 16 and above are welcome.
Jessie Schwartz, GED/ABE Coordinator 718-981-1500 ext. 202
To all the Students, Staff and Teachers at P.S. 373R:
Thank you for your food donation of 1,000 pounds in December 2007, which City Harvest distributed, free of charge, to community programs throughout New York City.
Now serving New York city for 25 years, City Harvest is the world’s first food rescue organization, dedicated to feeding the city’s hungry men, women and children. This yeark, City Harvest will collect 20 million pounds of excess food from all segmants of the food industry, including restaurants, grocers, corporated cafeterias, manufacturers and farms. This food is then delivered free of charge to more than 600 community food programs throughout New York City using a fleet of 16 trucks and volunteers on foot. Each week, City Harvest helps over 260,000 hungry New Yorkers find their next meal.
Thank you from all of us here at City Harvest, the agencies we serve, and the hungry New Yorkers that benefit from your generous contributions. We look forward to working with you in the future as we continue to fight hunger in New York.
Sincerely, Jilly Stephens, Executive Director at City Harvest
The Staten Island Parent Resource Center Presents a FREE WORKSHOP on the LINDAMOOD-BELL LEARNING PROCESS. The guest speaker is Jennifer Egan, Director of the Lindamood-Bell Center.
Lindamood-Bell’s scientifically-based learning programs develop the underlying skills necessary for reading, spelling, comprehension, critical thinking and math. The discussion will focus on the sensory-cognitive processes that affect language and literacy development, including the learning difficulties associated with dyslexia, hyperlexia and Autism. (WEBSITE: www.lindamoodbell.com )
A LIGHT DINNER WILL BE SERVED TUESDAY, MARCH 4TH 2008 FROM 6:00 P.M. TO 8:00 P.M.
A LIGHT BREAKFAST WILL BE SERVED WEDNESDAY, MARCH 12TH 2008 FROM 10:00 A.M. TO 12:00 P.M.
JEWISH BOARD OF FAMILY AND CHILDREN’S SERVICES, INC. 2795 RICHMOND AVENUE, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10314
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED, CALL (718) 698-5307