Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Coloring for Chemo annual event Monday June 12, 2017

You are cordially invited to join us.

Coloring for Chemo annual event hosted by The Henderson Writers' Group. Monday June 12, 2017 at PT's Gold on Buffalo and 215.
Please Bring new coloring books, Crayola crayons, paints, markers, etc. to donate to this very worthy cause. If you prefer to donate a check, we welcome any and all donations. Please make checks payable to "Coloring for Chemo."
Cancer can be a very dark thing, but Coloring for Chemo makes it a little brighter by bringing baskets full of coloring books and crayons to cancer patients, young and old. Their mission is to supply chemotherapy units with baskets filled full of coloring books, crayons, paints, markers, etc. Medical staffing everywhere believe art therapy is a healthy and beneficial tool in the healing process both physically and mentally. Coloring for Chemo is a non-profit foundation focusing on bringing art therapy to cancer patients and their families. 
Please invite all of your family and friends to donate and support our annual event.
For more information about coloring for chemo, visit: https://www.facebook.com/Coloring-for-ChemoColoring-for-Comfort-101698956539660/
Can't Attend? We will gladly collect your donations at any one of our group meetings or events.  Check our calendar on the Meetup at Henderson Writers' Group www.meetup.com or www.hendersonwritersgroup.com
We thank you in advance for your participation and generosity. See you there!

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Read Across America is coming soon, together we can all 
celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss on March 2, 2017        

NEA's Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of beloved children's author Dr. Seuss.
NEA's Read Across America also provides NEA members, parents, caregivers, and children the resources and activities they need to keep reading on the calendar 365 days a year.
In cities and towns across the nation, teachers, teenagers, librarians, politicians, actors, athletes, parents, grandparents, and others develop NEA's Read Across America activities to bring reading excitement to children of all ages. Governors, mayors, and other elected officials recognize the role reading plays in their communities with proclamations and floor statements. Athletes and actors issue reading challenges to young readers. And teachers and principals seem to be more than happy to dye their hair green or be duct-taped to a wall if it boosts their students' reading.

The Beginning

In May 1997, a small reading task force at NEA came up with a big idea. "Let's create a day to celebrate reading," the group decided. "We hold pep rallies to get kids excited about football. We assemble to remember that Character Counts. Why don't we do something to get kids excited about reading? We'll call it 'NEA's Read Across America' and we'll celebrate it on Dr. Seuss's birthday." And so was born on March 2, 1998, the largest celebration of reading this country has ever seen.

The Purpose of Read Across America

Motivating children to read is an important factor in student achievement and creating lifelong successful readers. Research has shown that children who are motivated and spend more time reading do better in school.

Read Across America Sponsors

At the national level, the National Education Association sponsors and spearheads the program with support from more than 50 national nonprofit and association partners. Locally, everyone-from schools to libraries to community centers to churches to hospitals to bookstores-is invited to host local events to celebrate and promote children's reading.

Read Across America Partners

In addition to the 3.2 million elementary and secondary teachers, higher education faculty, education support professionals, school administrators, retired educators, and students preparing to become teachers who make up NEA membership, some 50 national organizations and associations give their support.

Get Involved!

Contact your local school, NEA local association, library, bookstore, or local chapter of NEA's Read Across America partner organizations about events that are taking place in your community. Explore this Web site fully for information, ideas, and resources.

Begin Planning Now!

NEA's Read Across America Resource materials offer numerous opportunities for involvement in children's reading throughout the year. The only thing you need to do is plan how, where, and when you will read to a child or teen in your life - everyday. Don't forget to join the Read Across America Fan page and Cause page on Facebook and check out the Read Across America Channel on Schooltube.com for videos.

Nevada Reading Week 2017

Nevada Reading Week

The theme for 2016-17 is "Camp READ - Nevada, USA." Nevada Reading Week will be celebrated the week of February 27 - March 3, 2017.

In 1987, the Nevada Department of Education began a statewide initiative for Nevada teachers and local librarians to celebrate reading through shared thematic activities. 

Nevada Reading Week usually begins during the last week of February and coincides with the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Many of our local celebrities, parents and community members participate in the festivities by telling stories and reading to our students.

I will be sharing Baja Brody with Local schools and Pre-schools during this week. Please contact me if you want to schedule a booking for an Author reading. Space is limited.