Dr. Seuss inspired great story-telling and imagination with his amazing characters and nonsensical words. His books still make reading fun for all ages. In honor of his birthday this coming Thursday, let's spend this week going through our book cases and finding books that we can share, share, share! Now, I'm not telling you to … Continue reading In Honor of Dr. Seuss – Share a Book!
Yesterday, members of the Greater Cabarrus Reading Association along with Books A Million, Chick-fil-A, and members of the community hosted the annual Seuss at the Mall at the Carolina Mall in Concord, NC. When I got there at 1pm (start time), the "free book" line was down the mall. In the end, we gave away … Continue reading Seuss at the Mall & Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss
Fire safety advocates have been talking about smoke alarms for years now, but the message is just as important today as it has ever been! Structure fires burn hot and fast giving families little time to escape the dangerous heat and smoke. Nearly 5 million homes in America don't have smoke alarms and in many … Continue reading Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives
So excited to share my story for Susanna Leonard Hill's Valentine's Day Writing Contest with you. Feel free to leave a comment and let me know how I did. * 214 words or lesson * Someone has to be confused Want to enter for yourself? There's still time. Just visit Susanna Leonard Hill … Continue reading PoP Goes My Heart! 2nd Annual Pretty Much World Famous Valentiny Writing Contest
Teachers: What do you have planned for Fire Prevention Week (October 9th through the 15th)? Join me this Saturday at Park Road Books in Charlotte from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm and let's brainstorm how to get your kids excited about fire safety. Grab a copy of Firefighters' Busy Day while you're in the store. … Continue reading Book Signing Event
Have you ever procrastinated so long that you kept putting off a task? That's exactly what I did with blogging. It's been months since I've done any, but I can't let the blogging slump go on anymore. So, let me get to it. I'm excited to be back and hope to interact with you to … Continue reading Getting Back To It
I'd love to take the credit for this clever cooking safety advice, but I can't. This cooking safety piece came from the U.S. Fire Administration. Still, it is too great not to share with you. No matter what you are doing this week to get ready for the big game, make sure that you are … Continue reading SUPER BOWL COOKING SAFETY TIPS FROM USFA
Hope everyone has a safe New Year's Eve and a prosperous 2016! Remember to be safe this evening and leave the colorful fireworks displays up to the professionals. Many communities offer New Year's Eve celebrations. Check your local community calendar. If you are in the Charlotte area, you may want to try: Ring in 2016 … Continue reading Put Some Safety in your Sparkle
Did anyone you know get a hoverboard for Christmas this year? If so, they may be putting themselves in danger by using it. There have been numerous reports of falls and injuries associated with them, in addition to a recent number of fires and explosions. A quick internet search will reveal many articles warning of … Continue reading Did Anyone Get A Hoverboard for Christmas?
Looking for inexpensive materials to teach these subjects? Oriental Trading Company has posters, stickers, and much more! I'm teaching with these materials for the first time today in conjunction with The Safe Side videos on Stranger and Internet Safety. I'll let you know how it goes.