October is almost here, and it is bringing “Star Wars Reads” back for a 5th year with it! In years past, “Star Wars Reads” was a day to celebrate both reading and Star Wars. This year it is transitioning from a day to a month long celebration. Libraries, schools, and book stores across… Continue reading Star Wars Reads is Back Starting October 1st
September 16th is National Play-Doh Day! What better reason to take out the Play-Doh today and have a little fun in honor of the day. Play-Doh has been providing children a creative tool for 60 years. What started out as a product to remove coal residue from wallpaper was re-worked into an educational item sold to… Continue reading Celebrate National Play-Doh Day with 2 STEM Challenges
As a booklover and former teacher of tween and teen readers, Alamo City Comic Con’s addition of the Young Adventurers Workshop makes me incredibly excited. Now the title of the workshop may make someone think at first that the workshop has something to do with adventure games. Though that couldn’t be further from the truth. The Young Adventurers… Continue reading Writers, Alamo City Comic Con Wants You!
In August, my family had the opportunity to attend an unique conference for a second time called THAT Conference. Now with a name like THAT Conference it can leave people wondering what in the world is happening at this conference. Well simply put, it is a professional tech conference, where the sharing and discussion of ideas… Continue reading THAT Conference: The Tech Camp for Today’s Geeks and Tomorrow’s Innovators
I have been a booklover since I was a young child. I live and breathe books. When I was a teacher, I strived to put as many books as possible in the hands of my students. So when I saw author Kate Messner’s post about the number of Louisiana school libraries that have been destroyed… Continue reading The Destruction of Louisiana School Libraries and How You Can Help