holidays

Diversity in December

December is a festive time of year. Many of us celebrate the holidays with friends and family. Navigating the holidays can be tricky in some school settings. I can remember working in a school where we were banned from saying… Read More ›

Scare Up a Good Book

I love Halloween and when I was still a school librarian I loved all the read-alouds that led up to the big day. Below you’ll find some of the books that frequently appeared on my read-aloud stack, no matter what… Read More ›

Celebrating Holidays in the Library

At almost two weeks into November, we are closing in on Thanksgiving, the second holiday in the trifecta of holidays–Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. For Halloween, we focus on fall elements and pull horror/supernatural books for display. We don’t have anything… Read More ›

Diversity, Religious Liberty, and December

by Mary Keeling Educators  face perplexing issues of religious diversity all year, but especially in December. English Language Learners refused water during a heat wave. They were fasting for Ramadan. Second graders said Emma couldn’t borrow The Night before Christmas because… Read More ›