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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!

Free resources for Halloween

Alexandra Wladich  October 16th, 2014  Comments • 1

Halloween is right around the corner and 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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'Trick or Tweet' with Goosebumps author R.L. Stine

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 15th, 2014 

This year, October 30th—not the 31st—is hands down the scariest day of the year. (Why the day before Halloween and not Halloween itself?) Because Goosebumps author...

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Read aloud, in print or digital

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 14th, 2014 

An article entitled 'Is E-Reading to Your Toddler Story Time, or Simply Screen Time?' landed on the front page of The New York Times on Saturday and has since...

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Spooky Halloween ideas from Scholastic Parent & Child

Kristen Joerger  October 14th, 2014 

Halloween is just over two weeks away, but if you are a parent I bet you already have a flood of invitations and obligations to Halloween-themed events! Scholastic...

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An interview with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai

Kristen Joerger  October 13th, 2014 

"I realized that girls' education is something important, and that's why the terrorists are afraid of it -- because they do not want women to [be] empowered. That's...

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To teachers, with love from Usher

Megan Kaesshaefer  October 10th, 2014  Comments • 1

As you know by now, global superstar Usher is joining us on November 6th to help children discover the power of reading in a live webcast for schools, ...

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In Our Feeds: Exercise bikes, literary costumes, and decoding emotions in a text

Nadia Almahdi  October 10th, 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!

Free resources for National Bullying Prevention Month

Kristen Joerger  October 9th, 2014 

October is National Bullying Prevention Month, a great time to approach the subject of bullying and cyberbullying with kids. Although it is unfortunate that bullying has...

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On organizing bookshelves

Lia Zneimer  October 8th, 2014 

I know, I know—it's Wednesday and this isn't a Word Nerd post, but October 4–11 marks National Get Organized Week and my love of organizing almost surpasses my...

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