Happy Holiday Reading!

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First published on December 19th in 1843, A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens is still popular today. Holiday reading is just the right thing to get everyone in the holiday spirit! In Iceland, everyone celebrates Jolabokaflod (pronounced yo-la-bok-a-flot). The holiday season is signaled by the arrival of the Bokatidindi—a catalog of every new book published … read more »


Tech Tool(s) of the Month – Flipgrid and Anchor

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The day after Thanksgiving is more than just a day of shopping. It is also the National Day of Listening. This unofficial holiday began in 2008 by StoryCorps whose mission is to “provide Americans of all beliefs and backgrounds a time to record, preserve, and share the stories of their lives.” This day was chosen … read more »


Teaching About 9/11 to Our Youngest Students

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It was the worst day we have ever seen, but it brought out the best in all of us. Senator John Kerry Do you remember where you were on September 11, 2001? Can you believe that it was 17 years ago? Think about the feelings and emotions that gripped the country that day and the … read more »


10 Resources to Celebrate the National Day of the American Cowboy

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When someone talks about cowboys, what comes to your mind? Maybe you think of wide open spaces where cowboys ride their horses and guide cattle toward their ranch. Perhaps it reminds you of songs with a western twang and folksy appeal. Others immediately reminisce upon childhood memories of watching T.V. westerns like Gunsmoke, The Lone … read more »


World Emoji Day

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Where words fail, emojis speak. 😉 Quotebook Did ➡👤 💡 that July 1⃣7⃣ is 🗺 Emoji Day? It seems like a strange event to celebrate, but the creators believe that we use them every day, so it is worthy of an annual celebration. In fact, they chose this particular date because it is what originally … read more »