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 »


Hidden Treasures for Sharing Dreams and Goal Setting

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On August 28, 1963, Martin Luther King’s historic I Have a Dream speech in Washington, DC was crucial in bringing nation-wide attention to civil rights issues. His dream of equal rights for children and adults of all colors continues to inspire people around the world in their goal of peaceful coexistence of all people. It … read more »


What Will Your Legacy Be?

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“Legacy. What is a legacy? It’s planting seeds in a garden you never get to see.” From Hamilton, the Musical Typically we don’t think about our legacy until later in life. As we age, we start thinking about how others will remember us after we are gone. Naturally, young people don’t think about this and … 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 »


Ideas for Journaling Your Great American Campout Experience

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Have you ever participated in the Great American Campout? Perhaps you plan to join this year on June 23 along with about 100,000 fellow campers. New and veteran campers from around the country share their love of the outdoors and camping as part of this annual event. Some campers pack up the RV for an … read more »