Featured Readings

7 Summer Plans for Teachers

By Kelli Drummer-Avendano

A little rest and relaxation should be at the top of every teacher’s to-do list this summer. These past few months have been challenging, to say the least. However, once the dust has settled and you’ve caught up on your sleep, here are some ideas to turn the summer break into a learning opportunity for the teacher in you: 

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Ten Best National Parks to Enjoy Your Summer Vacation

By- Angela Padrón

Every summer, students are faced with the same question—what is there to do? Well, how about visiting the national parks of the United States? The National Park Service is a governmental agency that was created to preserve and maintain our country’s national parks so visitors can enjoy unique scenery, go camping, or learn about nature. Although all our national parks are filled with beauty and awe-inspiring sights, each one is unique in its own way. Here is a list of some of the top parks to visit:

#1- Grand Canyon National Park – Located in the deserts of Arizona just north of the city of Phoenix, the Grand Canyon is about 10 miles wide, 275 miles long, and a mile deep. It was formed by the Colorado River cutting through the reddish rocks over many thousands of years. It is best to visit this park in the summer, for the winters can be quite cold. But no matter when you have time to go, the magnificent size of this natural wonder will be inspiring and breathtaking.

#2-Yellowstone National Park- 

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With today's sunrise at 5:37 am and sunset 9:10 pm, we have 15 hours, 32 minutes, and 30 seconds of daylight to explore the park. How much daylight do you have today where you live? What do you plan to do with it? #HappySummerSolstice

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Central Park is the Perfect Place to Spend Your Summer—Here’s Why

By- Erika Semprun

There’s rarely a lack of events going on in New York City. But for people who prefer peace and quiet, finding it can prove to be difficult. Luckily, Central Park is a wonderful place to go. Whether you’re looking to lie under the trees or you prefer to participate in one of the many organized events, this NYC hub offers residents and visitors plenty to do.

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Books and Authors

Children’s Literature: Three Great Summer Picks for Ages 4+

By- Erika Semprun

El baúl de mis paseos by Liliana Cinetto (ages 4+)

In Liliana Cinetto’s El baúl de mis paseos, children embark on trips to the beach, zoo, park, circus, and theatre in order to broaden their vocabulary and learn the concept of spatial notions!

Throughout El baúl de mis paseos, Cinetto guides young readers on a fun journey through the use of rhyme and poetry. By doing this, Cinetto introduces children to advanced words and concepts in an engaging way. Readers learn the distinctions between words such as “near” and “far” or “inside” and “outside” through enchanting examples like these:

“En el zoológico miro a los monos que adentro de su jaula siempre juegan. ¿Por que los monos no van a la escuela?”

“Duerme la siesta, afuera de su cueva, un gran león con cara de enojado.

¿Por que el león está tan despeinado?”

Looking for an educational summer adventure? Loqueleo’s El baúl de mis paseos is the ideal pick!

Me encantan los Saturdays y los domingos

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