School Lunch Program Rules are Changing

The new U.S. Agriculture Secretary, Sonny Perdue, announced that there would be some changes to the National School Lunch Program. This is a program that offers free and discounted lunch for schoolchildren and was strongly supported by the Obama family. The program standards that are being undone were put forth by former First Lady, Michele […]

25 Things to Do Over Winter Break

Christmas may be over, but that doesn’t mean winter fun should have to end. Here’s 25 things to do over winter break.  1) Read a book  2) Write a letter  3) Craft (Hint: YouTube GlitterGirlsClub) 4) Learn a magic trick 5) Practice your dance moves 6) Movie marathon (Harry Potter, anyone?) 7) Explore your neighborhood  […]

A Kindergarten Classroom, Minus the Color

  You remember kindergarten, right? A smiling teacher, excited classmates, and bright, colorful artwork decorating the walls? That colorful decor  has become the norm in classrooms across the country. A new study looked into whether those decorations encourage, or actually distract from, learning. The study found that when kindergartners were taught in an extremely decorated […]