What started off as a morning show conversation about a school in Massachusetts doing away with Halloween, turned vocal and local this morning. Turns out Boyden Elementary School (outside of Boston) isn't the only school doing away with it, it's happening quite a bit here in the Capital Region as well. Does this seem a little extreme to you?
With back-to-school coming up faster than many would like, it's pretty much top of mind of everyone right now. All of those school supplies, plus all of the books, are kids backpacks getting too heavy?
You've heard all about how having a pet around can benefit people of all ages! Reducing stress, calming anxiety, improving morale... so, why not pop one or two into elementary schools?
I think it's a great idea! And officials at Ichabod Crane Primary School do to...
The battle against bullying has been a tough one as it grows from more than just within schools but through the internet, texting and other platforms. Schools are trying alternative ways of getting through to their students.
I had a fantastic experience with the kids from Charlton Heights Elementary School last Friday. Mrs. Brooks, being the equally fantastic teacher, invited me this early in the year to help kick off a huge anti-bullying campaign that I am involved with, and I certainly appreciated it! You can listen to the results below!
Every class that I visit on the Reading Writing and Rhyming Tour is very friendly to me, don't get me wrong. But sometimes you meet OVER THE TOP friendly kids. Kids that make you laff so hard, you want to do something insane like play the piano with your elbow, nose and head. (Been there,-now I've done that at Hadley Luzerne Elementary School.)
Sorry, but this school gets an extra blog. If you saw the other Woestina Elementary blog, you know that the school is possibly going to close due to budget considerations. Of course, the whole community is concerned. And you know that dedicated staff members and former ones as well are worried as well.
I had another great time at another great school for the Reading, Writing and Rhyming Program. This time I visited Keane Elementary in Schenectady. These were first graders ,and they were INTO it!! They were ready to rhyme, ba-by!