Who loves a great challenge? You know - the kind that keeps your mind racing from one idea to another, sometimes waking you up at night or distracting you in the shower.
"Champions are made from something they have deep inside of them–a desire, a dream, a vision."
"Growth is never by mere chance; it is the result of forces working together."
James Cash Penney, founder of JC Penney
Old Habits Die Hard
We all have them. We probably don’t remember when they started. We all try to break them. Sometimes we succeed. Sometimes we don’t. Whether it is nail biting, pimple popping, peeling skin off apples, tapping your fingers to the beat, obsessively checking your phone... The list goes on and on.
Last month I had the privilege of meeting Moe at one of our Book Trust celebrations at a school in Denver. Moe’s experience that day triggered him to think about his young self. It started when he saw that Scholastic Reading Club flyer---it immediately evoked feelings of desire and embarrassment. He was the kid who couldn’t buy books because his mom could not afford them.
It’s common knowledge that the first snowfall of winter usually ignites a bit of a frenzy. However, on the night of those first flakes in Denver, a frenzy of a different kind was building at North Star Elementary. Parents flooded a classroom amidst the wet roads and signs of winter eager to attend their child’s literacy night. Book Trust and North Star Elementary teamed up to equip parents with literacy strategies to take home – strategies that will take those Book Trust books one step further.
As any parent volunteer will tell you, there’s nothing like spending time in the classroom to experience the world through a child’s eyes.
It’s the most populous city in the United States—a fast-paced global power influencing commerce, finance, media, art, fashion, research, technology, education, and entertainment. It is arguably the cultural and financial capital of the world, and this fall, Book Trust launched its program in twelve schools across the city.
Do you wish your child loved to read? Here are some tips to instill a life long love of reading in your child.
Ever wonder what it's like to be on the ground as a Book Trust educator? Katie from Nebraska, wrote in to share the inspiring daily experiences she has with her students and their newly donated books.
Our endless thanks to Katie for igniting a passion for reading in young minds and to you, our Book Trust community, for making life-changing donations to educators like Katie and her students.