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Food Education (Q&A with Stacy Whitman of School Bites)

Posted in For You, kids, Parents and Teachers on August 20, 2014 at 6:00 am

Feature_FoodEducation By Kim Harshberger I confess. I do not have the healthiest relationship with food. My family tends to classify people into two categories; those who eat to live, and those who live to eat. I fall into the latter category, which I don’t think, in itself, is necessarily a bad thing. However, I do have […]

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Scratch That

Posted in kids on May 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Scratch by Cindy U. Have you ever thought about being a computer programmer or computer animator? Check out Scratch and learn to make your own games, mini-movies, and interactive stories. Scratch is a free drag-and-drop programming language created by MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) especially for kids. No need to write complicated code, just f […]

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STARS Training

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 27, 2014 at 6:00 am

PT_Feature_STARS by Mary Ellen Braks Looking for practical ways to turn everyday activities like talking, reading, singing, writing, and playing into super-charged learning moments with the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers in your care? Spokane County Library District offers monthly free STARS classes for childcare providers and teachers to earn continuing educa […]

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Learn STEM with Legos

Posted in Parents and Teachers on February 12, 2014 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_STEMlego by Amber W. Did you know-? Building Legos is a real job. People get paid to design and create Lego models before they are made to be sold. To do this job you need to have a background in art, design, and engineering. “Lego” comes from the Danish words “leg godt” which means play well. […]

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Homage to a Professor

Posted in Explore and Discover on January 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

ED_Feature_Professor by Michael Sierra I was reminded recently of an old college English professor. Dr. Gene Bluestein passed away about a decade ago, but his influence on me continues. Why is he so memorable? The thing was, he made each of his students feel special as he introduced the world to them and made the journey of […]

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Do Your Kids Want to Rock?

Posted in Parents and Teachers on January 8, 2014 at 6:00 am

Kids_Feature_Rock by Sheri Boggs Of course they do. And three new picture book titles show you exactly how it’s done. So You Want to Be a Rock Star by Audrey Vernick is all about the improvising as two would-be rockin’ siblings realize they may not have an awesome sound system, a limousine, or even great singing […]

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Playing Outside the (Pizza) Box

Posted in Parents and Teachers on November 13, 2013 at 6:00 am

P&T_Feature_Feltboard by Christie O. Felt boards are a great interactive way to play with your young child and incorporate many early literacy practices into your play. Commercial felt boards (or flannel boards) can be both expensive and bulky, but armed with glue, felt, and an unused pizza box, you can make your own. Choose a neutral […]

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Parents and Teachers

Posted in Parents and Teachers on October 14, 2013 at 11:30 am

PT_Feature_HopScotch Welcome to our Parents & Teachers blog page. Developing young learners is a top service priority aimed at providing parents and caregivers the resources and activities to prepare children, birth to age five, to enter school ready to learn. The ability to read and write is the basis for all other education. The District works […]

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“My Library, My Card”

Posted in News on November 14, 2012 at 10:18 pm

News_Feature_KidsCard Last year, Spokane County Library District introduced “My Library, My Card”, a student library card for every middle school and high school student in SCLD’s service area to gain immediate access to online resources, whether they are at school or at home, to complete homework. These cards are still valid for students and they may […]

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