15 scary books to read this Halloween

Brittany Sullivan  October 23rd, 2014 

Believe it or not, there are only eight days left until Halloween. Even though All Hallow’s Eve is rapidly approaching and the month is coming to a close, October is still...

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Our favorite books for sick days

Kristen Joerger  October 22nd, 2014 

Achoo!! You might be hearing a lot of sneezes and sniffles around your home or office these days -- flu season is back! In the event that you find yourself curled up under...

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Blue Lily, Lily Blue is Finally Here!

Stephanie Smith  October 22nd, 2014 

You know the feeling you get when you’re counting down the days, hours, and minutes to an event you just can’t wait for? We have been feeling this way for months and we...

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Word Nerd Wednesday: 3 grammar rules that changed my life

Lia Zneimer  October 22nd, 2014 

As a Word Nerd, I take my love of punctuation pretty seriously. I also get oddly excited whenever I learn a new grammar rule. Suddenly, it seems like the misuse of said...

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Dick Robinson on the value of reading

Guest Blogger  October 21st, 2014 

Dick Robinson, Chairman and CEO of Scholastic, discusses the importance of independent reading, reading for pleasure, and connecting children with the right books....

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Our favorite scary characters

Gina Asprocolas  October 21st, 2014 

With Halloween just ten days away, there’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to put on your coziest sweater, grab a mug of hot apple cider, and revisit the...

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Taylor Swift wants to know how kids "Shake It Off"

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 21st, 2014 

You already know global superstar Taylor Swift is joining us on Ocotber 29th to talk to kids about her love of reading and writing (We. Cannot. Wait.).

Your Monday pick-me-up: 5 empowering quotes

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 20th, 2014 

Monday blues bringing you down? May I direct your attention to a board on Pinterest that is gauranteed to lift your mood.

94 years

Kristen Joerger  October 20th, 2014 

On October 20, 1920, M.R. Robinson published the first issue of The Western Pennsylvania Scholastic, a 4-page magazine for classrooms that covered high school...

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In Our Feeds: All about the books, school librarians & common writing mistakes

Brittany Sullivan  October 17th, 2014 

Each Friday, we share a handful of links we found interesting, provocative, funny — or just plain cool. We call it In Our Feeds. Have a good weekend!

New York Comic Con Recap

Stephanie Smith  October 17th, 2014 

Hi OOM Readers! I don’t know about you but we still can’t get over how awesome New York Comic Con was—the biggest Comic Con to date! This past Sunday (October 12, 2014)...

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Making the most of your professional learning opportunities (and a giveaway for NY state teachers)

Alexandra Wladich  October 17th, 2014  Comments • 5

Today, Elizabeth Stein, a special education teacher and instructional coach in Smithtown, New York and author of Comprehension Lessons for RTI: Grades 3-5,...

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Free resources for Halloween

Alexandra Wladich  October 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

Halloween is right around the corner and Scholastic.com has tons of free resources, ideas and activities for the classroom. To get your students in the Halloween spirit we...

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Today is #SpiritDay! Are you going purple?

Michael Barrett  October 16th, 2014 

Are you wearing purple today?

Today is #SpiritDay - a day that supports LGBTQ youth against bullying.

Why purple you may ask? Well, according to...

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Hispanic music and family, and a giveaway!

Guest Blogger  October 15th, 2014  Comments • 1

All month, Maya & Miguel will be on OOM weekly to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! Last time: Mexican art with Miguel; today, we...

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