The challenge hopes to help parents and caregivers form a habit of reading aloud once they commit to the challenge of reading for 21 days in a row. And what better habit could families form than daily reading with their children?
Read Aloud believes 15 minutes of daily reading with children ages 0 through 8 years can change the face of education in the United States. The organization’s mission involves spreading the word about the benefits of reading. Their goal to make 15 minutes of reading each day the societal norm, is one ASHA supports in various ways.”
Of course, it also fits in with the goals and initiatives at Henry Ford!
Please consider encouraging your parents to participate in the 21-Day Read Aloud-ASHA Challenge. (The chart/calendar offers some specific tips for parents.)
Fable Graphic Organizer
Step 1: What moral would you like to teach?
Step 2: Who will your characters be? How can you show that moral in a story?
Step 3: What problem must your characters solve?
Step 4: How does your fable end?
Kids Count Art Contest
Our friends at the Michigan League for Public Policy have announced that its Kids Count project is holding a youth art contest. The contest is open to children from preschool through 12th grade and the theme revolves around the question, “What’s it like to be a kid in Michigan?”
The Kids Count in Michigan project, which is part of the national KIDS COUNT project at the Annie E. Casey Foundation, seeks to improve and strengthen our state so that Michigan’s kids can thrive in a world where they are supported. The youth art contest is a chance for kids to be part of the 2019 Kids Count in Michigan Data Book. The annual data book covers a variety of issues facing children and teens in our state, and though it is not required, artwork can relate to topics such as: friends, family, health, nutrition, childcare, school, career goals, teen issues, home life, culture, emotions, food, sports, money or jobs.
Artwork can be done in crayon, ink, acrylics, oil paint, pastels, watercolor, colored pencils, scratchboard, color marker, chalk, pastels, charcoal, or paper collage. They cannot accept artwork done using plain black pencil or weak colored pencil.
Please visit https://mlpp.org/kids-