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June 2023 - Issue #65

2023 Adult Summer Reading Challenge

Just like in previous years, we will be playing on Instagram! Don’t want to play along? You can skip over to the beach hub to see all our past summer and beach reading lists!

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Beach Quotes

The sea, the sand, and the waves. The beach is a sacred sanctuary for humans and the oceans. Could you live without that occasional walk on the beach? Discover the most inspiring beach quotes of all time.

Summer Reading for students entering LHS

All 8th Grade students entering 9th grade @ Lawrence High School have Summer reading Assignments. Check it Out !!!

FYI - Graduation Requirements for HS

For families with moving up 8th graders - To earn a NYS diploma, students must meet credit and exam requirements. Check them out !!

Flag Day June 14th

How much do you know about Flag Day? The day is full of history, interesting facts, and patriotism. Please view the video and learn about American Flag Etiquette then read the article.


For many across this nation, Juneteenth signifies a momentous occasion that brings to light the sobering past of America. - Derrick Johnson, president and CEO, NAACP -

65 Weird But True Facts To Amaze & Surprise Everyone

Where’s a shrimp’s heart located? How did Bert and Ernie get their names? Finding the answers to these questions and more will leave your classroom shook. Here's a list of weird fun facts to surprise and amaze everyone in your classroom.

Teachers Corner

50 History Facts to Shock and Amaze You

Here’s a list of surprising history facts for kids that you can share in your classroom. Some of these are absolutely incredible! Check them out !!

Amazing Giveaways

WeAreTeachers has given away over $5 million in prizing. See what’s up for grabs right now !!

FUN SCIENCE - Paper airplane making

Teaching kids how to make paper airplanes isn’t just a fun activity. It’s also an opportunity to build fine motor and critical thinking skills. Plus, it introduces them to the basic concepts of aerodynamics, such as lift, drag, and thrust.

Best History Sites To Teach Students of All Levels

We have an obligation to tell the whole story—not just part of it. It’s a monumental task, but educators know how to rise to a challenge! To help you get started, here’s a list of the best history websites for teaching and learning.

40 Amazing Educational Virtual Field Trips

Virtual field trips are a game-changer. Virtual field trips also open doors to educational experiences all over the country and the world, both past and present.

Compassion Fatigue

As teachers, we’re all too familiar with the concept of teacher burnout. The data shows just how pervasive it is, with K-12 teachers maintaining the highest burnout rates of all industries in the United States.


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Project Look Smart

TOTALLY FREE & FABULOS - Our mission is to help K-16 educators enhance students’ critical thinking, metacognition, and civic engagement through media literacy materials and professional development.

Mahatma Gandhi

Revered the world over for his nonviolent philosophy of passive resistance, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi was known to his many followers as Mahatma, or “the great-souled one.” Learn more about him here.

It's all about the books

All about those Books

Summer reading books from Brightly - Birth through grade 12

25 Surprising Benefits of Reading

Learn the unexpected benefits of reading, and check out our own collections of favorites to add to your own must-read list.

📚 Peninsula Public Library 📚

Take a peek at what is going on at the Library! Find a book for curbside pick up! Take a trip to a museum with free passes! Database access also available.Use your library card to borrow books using Sora or get free homework help from

New York Public Library

Get a library card, attend virtual programs and and so much MORE @ nypl. Check it out !!

Something for everyone

20 Scary Stories Just a little bit Creepy for Kids

Remember to read all scary campfire stories in advance to make sure they’re appropriate for your audience. Then draw them out with your best sound effects and dramatic pauses, and your listeners will shiver in delight!

Summer Reading Ideas

2023 Summer Reading Programs - Here are a number of summer reading programs that help keep the learning going over the summer months, and kids can earn free goodies along the way! Here are our picks for the best summer reading programs for kids.

From Book to the Big screen

The Movies on this list are almost as good on the screen as they were on the page. Books made into movies also can be a great way to inspire kids who aren't big readers to crack open a novel they might otherwise have ignored.

Summer Reading List for Kids and Teens

Summer reading is key to keeping skills fresh. During this time off from school, let them enjoy books of all kinds—it’s the reading that matters.

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Summer jokes for kids

Good clean jokes for kids & the classroom! Check them out !!

Test-Taking Strategies To Help Students Pass With Ease

From pop quizzes to standardized tests, students face a lot of graded assessments and exams throughout their school years. Help them develop strong test-taking strategies they can use no matter what type of assessment it is.

📖 This Day in History 📖 brings you this day in history everyday. Check it out !!

😎 Word of the Day 😎

Learn a new word everyday. Impress your friends, family & teachers. Improve your vocabulary and SAT/ACT scores.

Common Sense Media

Reviews for what your kids are into (before they get into it). Trusted ratings created with families in mind.

😎 FUN & FREE Online Word Searches 😎

Easy, Medium & Hard - Challenge yourself

🌟 Difficult Hidden Pictures 🌟

These activity pages are amusing and entertaining, they help hone skills like paying attention to details, using visual memory, and practicing hand-eye coordination as they color in the shapes they find hidden in the fun artwork

Free Coloring Pages

Create something beautiful with some of these free coloring pages for kids and adults. On this page you'll find a massive collection of seasonal coloring pages for occasions throughout the year.

Storyline Online

I love this site you have to check it out. Storyline Online receives over 140 million views annually from children all over the world. I promise you will find a story you love.

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June 2023 - Issue # 65