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A Joyful Return: The Cleveland Schools Book Fund

Dear Friends and Colleagues, Announcing the joyful return of the Cleveland Schools Book Fund! We are back, and we are ready to put books into the hands of our Cleveland Metropolitan School District educators and scholars. While life and school may not be back to normal, it’s the perfect time to curl up with a good book! We are building a beautiful new website with new resources, lesson plans and ideas for teachers. Coming Soon! Teacher professional learning – “Finding Joy – Art, Music and Stories” is coming (virtually) to you on March 30, 2022, 4:30-6:00 pm. Click here to

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Teacher Enrichment | Finding Joy: Art, Music & Stories!

If you missed our March 2022 teacher professional development workshop, you can still view the presentation below! Finding Joy – Art, Music and Stories! by Patricia Barto Click here for links to more ideas, resources and activities to do with your students! 

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Five Books to Share with Young Readers This Summer

Do you have a young reader who could use a break from screens? Here are a few book ideas that will keep your children (and you) engaged for summer reading fun! Enjoy the time together, whether on a park bench, front porch or backyard picnic blanket. These books are all fun family reads with a little bit of learning mixed in!  For the younger set (Pre-K–2nd grade) Sky Color by Peter H. Reynolds For the budding young artist, who often sees the world from different perspectives, this is an ideal book. The main character, Marisol, finds herself challenged by trying

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Make a Fresh Start this Summer with Fun Learning Options for Your Child

Want to help your child start fresh after a challenging year in school? This summer provides innovative opportunities for kids to catch up on what they missed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Parents are encouraged to take advantage of the many free or discounted summer learning opportunities available for children in our community. To counter the learning loss that kids experienced, The Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD) is promising a “summer like no other” for eligible Cleveland students with its new Summer Learning Experience. CMSD’s CEO Eric Gordon wants parents to know this is not traditional summer school, often viewed

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Early Literacy Recommendations for Black History Month

Image above credit Reading Rockets At Cleveland Schools Book Fund, our mission is to ensure that every child who attends Pre-K through 4th grade in the Cleveland Metropolitan School District has access to high-quality books and that teachers have the support and resources they need to fill their student’s curiosity and spark their imaginations. This February, in celebration of African American History Month, the Cleveland Schools Book Fund website and social media will highlight one book per week that CMSD teachers can use with our read-along video library and recommended lesson plans to connect young students with age-appropriate history lessons

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