Although I didn’t really get to know my grandfathers, I’ve enjoyed writing about grandfathers/abuelos. I had a fabulous dad, though, and treasure the many years we had with him, wonderful memories. Pat
June 14 is Flag Day, set aside to commemorate the adoption of the flag of the United States. The American Flag Foundation encourages families to “Pause for the Pledge” and say the Pledge of Allegiance together at 7 p.m. EST. End the day with the perfect bedtime story!
“Written as a series of seven letters to teachers, this useful, insightful and inviting book encourages teachers to rediscover their creative and artistic energy in order to become more impassioned educators.”–REFORMA newsletter
I hadn’t thought of this season that I wait for with great anticipation as a verb too, of course–to leap. The spring season does have plants springing up and leaves appearing. Blossoms too. Ah, even here in the New Mexico desert, the scent of lilacs, sweetens the breeze. Lilacs require that we be attentive since though lovely, like many spring flowers, lilacs don’t last long.
Neither do the huge pink peony buds, a neighbor’s amazing gift. I am mesmerized by the stunning beauty, how the huge, opening blooms transform a room.
How can each of us also transform our spaces, share our talents generously, naturally, do our good work in the world? And what work is needed so that our wonderful country with its high aspirations of equality for all stuns our world by our example. Each of us is needed. Let’s be stunners ;). Pat
Children’s Day, Book Day is often known as Día, meaning day for our daily commitment to celebrating all our children and to motivating them and their families to be readers, essential in our democracy. As part of their daily commitment, many of our Children’s Day, Book Day supporters share resources for parents, librarians and educators to help them promote summer reading.
Across our country, April 30th and all year long, librarians, educators, organizations, publishers and families excite ALL our children to be readers. Today, we celebrate each of our children in a special way–all children, all cultures, all languages.
Many thanks, gracias, to all of you who promoted this year-long initiative that both celebrates children and literacy. Thanks to those of you who planned and hosted events and who are also encouraging our young people to be readers this summer.