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2 Halves Make Me Whole is a charming look at the life of a little boy named Jackson, who chronicles his journey with parents who are effectively co-parenting nearly a thousand miles apart. Because being separated by land is no match for hearts forever connected by love. Brilliantly illustrated and beautifully told, this heart-warming tale is perfect for sharing.


My mommy read this book to me and I identified with Jackson. The bigger the family, the more love going around! I’m always around love! My mommy says “Co-parenting is the most important element in raising a child. Love and dedication are the main ingredients when bringing up a positive and loving individual. This book is the perfect demonstration of that.”

Parents Are TeachHERs

 
As you know, here at Kasseem’s Dream, we celebrated “Black History Month”  in February  by learning about black inventors.  You may have noticed that all of them were men.  It just so happens that March is “Women’s History Month”.  Can you guess what we will be learning about this month?  You guessed it!!  We will be learning about a few of the many amazingly brave and talented African American women who have played an important part in American History.
 
 Way back in 1797 a slave named Isabella was born.  She grew up to be an excellent speaker who spoke against slavery and women’s rights after gaining her freedom.  She changed her name to Sojourner Truth.
Araminta Ross, born in 1822, was a conductor in the Underground Railroad.  She was not an actual conductor on a train.  What this means is she helped enslaved people achieve their freedom. In fact, she helped about 300 people, making 19 trips to the South to bring them to the North over 10 years, and was a spy for the Union Army during the Civil War.  She changed her name to Harriet Tubman.
In 1972 the first African American Congresswoman ran for President of the United States and won 151 delegates at the Democratic Convention.  Her name was Shirley Chisholm.

The first woman of color to go into space is Dr. Mae Jemison who was an astronaut on the space shuttle Endeavor in 1992. 

This multi-talented woman is a dancer, singer, actor, fund raiser, author, and poet who read a poem she composed just for the occasion at President Bill Clinton’s inauguration in 1993.She is Maya Angelou.

 

We are bursting with pride at KD for all of the remarkable, strong female leaders who helped shape our country and made our lives easier!  Ask your librarian to help you find a book about the many women to whom we owe a great big thanks.

Ellen DeWitt, M.S.Ed., is a retired public school teacher specializing in children experiencing difficulty with academic and/or behavioral issues.  She is excited to present ideas, projects and advice to maximize children’s creativity and well-being.

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KD LOVES “Mama Mae: Mookey” by Alicia Keys!!

Have you ever wanted to take a trip around the world?  Do you wonder if people in far away places are the same or different than you? Well now you can find the answers to these questions and more in the interactive book  Mama Mae: Mookey  by Alicia Keys.
imageYou’ll virtually travel to India along with the main characters Bali, Mookey and Anikita. 
imageYou can read along with the narrative in this fully animated storybook while interacting  with the characters.  You’ll listen to beautiful music written and performed by Alicia Keys just for this book.  You can even replay a musical mini-game!  As if all of this isn’t great enough, you’ll  learn about how to prevent bullying and what courage and forgiveness really mean.
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Ellen DeWitt, M.S.Ed, is a retired public school teacher specializing in children experiencing difficulty with academic and/or behavioral issues. She is excited to present ideas, projects and advice to maximize children’s creativity and well- being.

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Let’s Celebrate Black History Month!

What do Alfred L. Cralle, George Crum, Willis Johnson, Alexander Ashbourne, and Albert Richardson  have in common?   They were all African American inventors.  You may not know their names, but you probably love to eat one of their inventions or enjoy the foods that are created by using their inventions. Why don’t you, along with a  family member, try to match the inventor with the invention written below.  Do you think you can figure out which invention matches up with its picture?  All this  information and more  can easily be found on the Internet.  What key words do you think you should type?  How long ago were they invented?   You can do it!  It won’t take long at all!

Inventor:                                              

1. Alfred L. Cralle

2. George Crum

3. Willis Johnson

4. Albert Richardson

5. Alexander Ashbourne

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Ellen DeWitt, M.S.Ed, is a retired public school teacher specializing in children experiencing difficulty with academic and/or behavioral issues. She is excited to present ideas, projects and advice to maximize children’s creativity and well- being.

Happy Birthday to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Day will be celebrated across America on  Monday, January 20, 2014. There is a grassroots movement to honor this great man on this date called MLK Day of Service.  This is the perfect time for you and your child to answer Dr. King’s frequently asked question, “What are you doing for others?” image

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For more information on this project in particular and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in general, go to :

http://mlkday.gov/about/serveonkingday.php

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If you and  your child want to do for others without joining an organization, you can work together to do  any of the following:

  • make a meal for a person in need
  • shovel snow for an elderly neighbor
  • visit someone who may be lonely
  • take over a family member’s chores for the day 
  • donate clothes in good shape that no longer fit 
  • donate toys your child has outgrown

For  information on children’s books on Dr. King go to:

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=books+for+children+on+Dr.+Martin+Luther+King&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8#q=dr+martin+luther+king+jr+books+for+kids&rls=en&tbm=shop

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Many of these books should be at your child’s school and local public library.

For inspiration, please listen to Stevie Wonder singing “Happy Birthday”, while watching images of the great Dr. King.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anWx36QPmco

 

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Ellen DeWitt, M.S.Ed., is a retired public school teacher specializing in children experiencing difficulty with academic and/or behavioral issues.  She is excited to present ideas, projects and advice to maximize children’s creativity and well-being.

Kasseem’s Dream Birthday Party Video

A birthday gift from my Mommy 2013 :)