Are you running out of thoughts on how to stay busy during quarantine? Well look no further! Kate is here to give you a whole plethora of new ideas!
Many local restaurants are offering contactless takeout right now! Consider giving back to these businesses that enrich our community and support our schools, and give yourself a break in the process!
Sure, sure, the Heberts are getting their homeschool work done, but they would rather show you the moment when their mom decided to get a little crazy with the leftover cake!
Great news. parents! Joe Wicks, famous for being The Body Coach, has become the Nation's P.E. Teacher by giving daily online P.E. classes for kids!
Each day, you can visit his YouTube Channel anytime after 9:00 a.m. to see the new video. The half-hour workouts are kid-friendly, and don't require much space, so they can be done indoors.
He's no Ms. Yglesias, but he'll have to do!
Last November Scott Reintgen, author of Saving Fable, visited BRCVPA and spoke with 3rd - 5th graders about the writing process and his book, Saving Fable. He has shared with us two cool enrichment links ( both are on my library website author visit page). The first link is a talk about failure. The second is a link to his Twitter choose your own adventure feed. He will post twice a day and readers will vote on what happens next. Just click on my library link below and CHECK IT OUT!
The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden closed to the public yesterday to do its part to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). During the closure, the Zoo plans to offer Home Safari Facebook Lives seven days a week!
“We’re bringing the Zoo to people who are stuck at home,” said Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “This Zoo is so important to the community and not being able to visit will create a void that we’re trying to fill. The goal with the daily live sessions is to provide fun and educational content to people who are stuck at home.”
The Home Safaris will start today at 3 p.m. EST. The first one will feature the world’s most famous hippo, Fiona. To watch live, just visit the Zoo’s Facebook page at 3pm. The Zoo will also post the safaris on its website and on YouTube so everyone can view.
“We announced the safaris on Facebook yesterday, and the response was phenomenal. That post has reached more than 18 million people and has been shared 283,000 times,” said Maynard. “I’m not a social media expert, but I’m pretty sure those numbers are off the charts.”
The Zoo also picked up 400,000 new Facebook followers after it announced the lives. It plans to bring the Zoo into peoples’ homes via its other social channels throughout the day as long as it remains closed.
“As a non-profit organization, the Zoo relies on ticket sales, zoo visits, memberships and donations to operate. Being closed will have a significant impact on its overall operating budget. Please consider donating to our emergency operating fund to assist us with the care of our animals and team members. Your support now is more critical than ever,” said Maynard.
Other ways to support the Zoo during this difficult period is to purchase or renew existing memberships, ADOPT animals or send a personalized Cameo message from Fiona to someone you love!
Iley, Helen, and Adan are happy to have the extra reading time! They are taking advantage of the beautiful weather and catching up with some of their favorite characters!
Here is a great list of education companies offering free access to their online products due to school closings.
Now is the perfect time to travel through literature! The possibilities are endless! Samiah, we can't wait to see where your journey takes you! Signing up your child for their first library card can be the perfect way to help them feel confident and comfortable reading books.
The East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s Child Nutrition Department will be serving free, grab-n-go breakfast and lunch at seven school sites across the parish beginning Wednesday, March 18, 2020.
“We recognize the great responsibility we have in supplying all of the children of our community with nutritious meals,” said Dr. Nadine Mann, EBRPSS Child Nutrition Director. “Our children and families are relying on us to provide for them and we are working tirelessly to ensure no child goes hungry on our watch.”
Grab-N-Go breakfast and lunch will be served at the following schools:
“I’d like to commend Dr. Mann for her altruistic leadership and quick action,” said Warren Drake, EBRPSS superintendent. “We know this temporary solution is not going to fit the needs of everyone right away, so we are still exploring available options and resources on how this could potentially be expanded over the coming weeks.”
To learn more about EBR Child Nutrition and to view the menu, please visit ebrschools.org/child-nutrition.
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