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It Isn't About Teaching Your Child to Read

It Isn't About Teaching Your Child to Read

Read my article in Tulsa Kids (November 2013) about the central message I take to parents around the county: that teaching your child to read is not as important as making your child a reader. The skills of reading aren't worth much if your child doesn't use them. What can parents do from your child's very first days to insure that they will be lifelong readers? The answers may be simpler than you think.

Read the entire article at: http://www.tulsakids.com/November-2013/Reading-Every-Day/

Dwell In The IDL

Tulsa Foundation for Architecture (TFA) brings Tulsans a look into the lives of urban residents with their DWELL in the IDL tour on November 10, 2013 from 1pm to 5pm.

DWELL in the IDL will showcase downtown living through adaptive reuse and creative new construction in the heart of Tulsa. Seven properties will be on display. Participants will see everything from an upscale loft in a historic Art Deco skyscraper, to cutting-edge eco-conscious new construction.

Happy Halloween!

Tomorrow is Halloween! Boggle's World has several Halloween and fall-related activities for ESL students.

 http://bogglesworldesl.com/halloween_worksheets.htm

New Oklahoma Laws

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November 1 is often the day the Oklahoma Legislature designates as first day in effect for new Oklahoma laws. On Friday, 241 laws that came out of our last legislative session will go into effect.

Here are some highlights of the 241 newly effective laws. For more, see Monday's article from the Tulsa World.

November 11 is Veterans Day.

Every year as part of recognition and gratitude for their service, restaurants and businesses offer free meals and discounts for veterans and active-duty service members. However, we do not have to wait until November 11 to honor our veterans and service members. The Tulsa City-County Library has compiled Veteran Resources to assist veterans, active-duty service members, families, caregivers or anyone interested in supporting our troops.  

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