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Summer fun and summer learning go hand in hand

Summer Fun = Summer Learning in Cleveland The sun is shining and Cleveland kids are counting down the days until summer! Meanwhile, educators everywhere are concerned about the impact of time lost from learning. Below are some of the best ways parents and caregivers can prevent the “summer slide” while still enjoying the time off from school. And we’ve also included a download you can print and send home in backpacks.     Enroll your child in the CMSD Summer Learning Experience. Registration is open now. This is an interactive, fun time for kids — and it was designed to let students

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4 Simple Steps: Home Library Building

4 Simple Steps: Home Library Building For over 15 years, the Cleveland Schools Book Fund has been putting great children’s literature in the Pre-K through 4th-grade classrooms of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District. We also provide CMSD teachers with paperback copies of our books so that students can deepen their learning and enjoy books at home, too! Step One: Read with your class Select any book from the Cleveland Schools Book Fund carefully curated book lists on our website. Our paperback list has over 400 hundred of kids’ (and teachers) favorite books to choose from! Purchase or borrow a hard

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Cold Snowy Days & Warm Hearts

When the temperatures drop outside, it’s a perfect time to snuggle up with a blanket and a good book. During a recent workshop, Dr. Sharon Brown, Cleveland Schools Book Fund executive director, shared “snow day reading” tips and resources for emerging readers with over one hundred Cleveland Metropolitan School District early childhood teachers. Each workshop participant also received a classroom set of the books listed below and paperback copies for students’ home library building. CMSD teachers (PreK – 4th grade), visit our contact page to learn how to submit a book report and request copies of these books for your

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Teacher Resources: The Environment

The teaching resources below are collected and provided in support of Cleveland Schools Book Fund’s November 2022 professional development workshop, Bats & Bees, Kids & Trees. 6 Ways to Help Honey Bees 7 Tips For Connecting Children With Nature Amara and the Bats Environmental Education for Kids Finding Nature in Urban Settings Old Enough to Save the Planet- Meet the Activists One Turtle Resources in back of Nature Books The TeachingBooks Virtual Book Tour-Buttrrflies Belong Here The Urban Wildlife Gardener Wildflower Seed Bombs Wangari’s Tree of Peace Activity Why Community Gardening

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Register: Bats & Bees, Kids & Trees

Register for Nov. 16 Teacher Enrichment Bats & Bees, Kids & Trees November 16, 4:30-6:30 pm Complete the form below to register for this virtual professional development opportunity. All participants will receive a set of books for their classroom based on the topic presented. Must register to receive your certificate and book drop off following the event. Nov 2022 | Professional Development Teacher Name* What CMSD school do you teach at? Email Address What grade(s) do you teach?Please select all that apply. Pre-K Kindergarten First grade Second grade Third grade Fourth grade Special Education Resource / Title 1 CAPTCHA

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5 Books to Share with Young Readers for National Hispanic Heritage Month

Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15 by celebrating the histories, cultures, and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. To help Cleveland teachers bring the rich culture of Hispanic American history into your classroom now and throughout the year, Cleveland Schools Book Fund offers a variety of Hispanic authors and themed books, including many bilingual books.  We recommend the following titles, which are available for a home library building, so each of your students can receive a paperback copy of their own.

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