Geography Awareness Week Give Away

In honor of Geography Awareness Week we are giving away our Faces Across The Nation jumbo floor puzzle.

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Here’s how to play:

On Wednesday November 20th, 2013 we will begin tweeting a variety of geography questions. At an undisclosed time on Friday November 22nd, 2013 we will call for answers to the questions. The first person two tweet us two correct answers will be declared our winner. We will announce the winner on Twitter at 530pm on Friday November 22nd, 2013.

Good Luck!!!!!

Social Justice in Preschool: A Perfect Place

Dot’s Favorite:

Wow! Everything you want to know is really on the internet… Dot Hill loves searching the internet for great websites and articles about diversity, multicultural education, and social justice in early childhood education. Over the next several weeks visit with us as she shares her list of great resources.

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The Color Of Home

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In honor of Picture Book Month we are featuring activities this month centered around great picture books. Today we are featuring The Color of Home by Mary Hoffman. This remarkably moving picture book follows first-grader Hassan through his first few days at school. Hassan has only recently arrived in the United States after he and his family were forced to flee Somalia, and he deeply misses the colorful landscape of his former home in Africa. But with the help of his parents, an understanding teacher, and a school art project, Hassan finds that by painting a picture of his old home and sharing his story, his homesickness and the trauma of leaving a war-torn country are lessened. And he finds that there are many things to like about his new home in America. The colorful, impressionistic illustrations are a perfect complement to the wonderful text by Mary Hoffman, author of the highly acclaimed Amazing Grace. Together art and text make this poignant story accessible and affecting for a young audience.

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2013 Global Education Conference

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GLOBALEDCON announces it’s fourth annual Global Education Conference, a free week-long online event bringing together educators and innovators from around the world, held Monday, November 18 through Friday, November 22, 2013.  The entire conference is free and takes place online in webinar format. According to their website, www.globaleducationconference.com, the confrence is described as a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels.

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