Poetry has been around for at least 7,000 years. It began in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC and was most likely used in ancient rituals or for storytelling purposes.
Celebrate National Women’s History Month in March
March is National Women’s History Month, and 2023’s theme is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”.
Presidents Day: A Complicated and Interesting History
The reason Presidents Day has a confusing history is thanks, in part, to some shenanigans with the calendar that occurred in the mid-1700s.
Help Make 2023 a Great Year for Your Student
Every adult knows how difficult it is to go to work when tired or not feeling well. The day can seem almost endless, we don’t do as good a job as we could, and we’re sluggish and unenthusiastic.
Winter Starts This Month…But Why?
It’s common to think that the days get shorter in the winter, but the opposite is true. The shortest day of the year is the first day of winter, after which the days get progressively longer until the first day of summer in June, six months from now.
The Great American Smokeout: A Teachable Moment for Kids
Since 1977, every year, the American Cancer Society has designated the third Thursday of November as the Great American Smokeout. This year, this important event occurs on November 17.
Why Do We Celebrate Halloween?
What do you think of when you hear the word Halloween? Eating an endless amount of treats, telling scary stories, or carving giant pumpkins may pop into your mind. October 31 brings a day full of costumes and trick-or-treating, but why do we celebrate Halloween? This spooky holiday dates back a couple of thousand years and has changed quite a bit over time.
Celebrate Constitution Day on September 17!
In November of this year, there will be an election for various representatives, senators, and governors, not only in Arizona, but across the country. It’s a midterm election, which means there won’t be any presidential candidates on the ballot.
Starting the School Year Right
Ask most kids, “When does one year end and another begin?,” and they’ll probably tell you that the year begins in July or August, and ends in May, with summer separating one year from the next. Kids are way more aware of the school year than they are the calendar year because it’s such a huge part of their lives.
Get Kids Back Into the School-Year Routine
Your child may never admit this to you but, after a month or two of summer break, children are often bored and anxious to get back to school. What seemed like so much fun back in May, has evolved into long days with kids not knowing quite what to do with themselves.
Make it a Safe Summer for Kids
Here in Arizona, kids can comfortably spend time outside year round. Unlike most of the country, summer isn’t just a few months of nice weather since it’s always nice in Arizona.
It’s Summer: Positive Activities to Keep Kids Busy
This month, students will begin their long summer break. To keep them from getting bored by mid-June, we have some tips and activities that will make sure your kids have a fun and productive summer.