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When Kids Fear Swimming Lessons, Don’t Just Dive In

By Eric Braun For me, few things symbolize the joy of summer vacation more than a swimming pool. When I wrap my toes over a pool’s concrete lip, gaze at the shimmering blue water, and inhale the smell of chlorine, … Continue reading

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10 Boredom-Bashing Ideas

The joy of school letting out has given way to a summer routine. In June that was fine, but by July we are hearing “I’m bored” from kids everywhere. No wonder July is Anti-Boredom Month. Kids may even tire of … Continue reading

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Summertime and the Reading Is Easy

By Ann Camacho, editor of Bookmarked, a collection of teen essays Summer! Reading! Hmmm . . . what’s wrong with that sequence of words? Maybe your teenage students would tell you exactly what mine tell me: Summer has nothing to … Continue reading

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Winner of the Summer Boredom Busters Giveaway

Congratulations to Vicki Pepperdine who was randomly selected as the winner of our Summer Boredom Busters giveaway. Vicki shared that “I let the kids get messy . . . cornstarch and water inside, mud outside.” Sounds like fun! Keep reading … Continue reading

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