Tomorrow is Veterans Day, and it often seems like we focus on having a day off of work or school more than we do the holiday and its meaning. Perhaps it is because we don't quite understand the holiday's intent, seeing it rather as a "recycled" Memorial Day. Even the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs website is aware of the conflation, and address it in its FAQ:
Many of us are likely aware of research that supports the benefits of music education for children and young adults. It can improve language development, IQ scores, spatial-temporal scores, and more. While scientific research is important in recognizing and understanding the benefits music education provides, it is also important to hear from students themselves about how they interact with music and what they appreciate about it.
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Today on our Facebook page, we shared a great article from Philly.com about girls and science (Boccella, Kathy. Teen girls having fun - with science, 11/7/14, philly.com). Highlighting Super Science Saturday, an event hosted at West Chester University, the article reminds us that we continue to face a significant educational dilemma: “Even in an era when more women are attending college than men, there is still a shortage of females working in the fastest-growing fields of science, technology, engineering, and math.” (Bocella)
We're out at meetings this week so we'll be taking a break from creating our fabulous Blog content. Luckily, Grete DeAngelo, a mom, women's fiction author, and history teacher, wrote a thoughtful piece for the Huffington Post that we thought we'd share. It's definitely that time of year when parent-teacher conferences are happening, so we hope you find her perspective useful. Comment below and let us know what you think. Do you have any advice to add?
Did you know that tomorrow is Apple Crunch Day? According to the Penn State Hershey PRO Wellness Center, it is celebrated during National Apple Month and promotes healthy snacking. Here are some fun ideas about how you can celebrate Apple Crunch Day and National Apple Month! Watch this video for “The Apple Song” and get it stuck in your head all day. Learn about Johnny Appleseed. Make “Inside-Out Caramel Apples” or one of the other great recipes found on MommyPoppins.com.
When asked to tell us about their favorite book, the PA Virtual Staff was eager to share! From the whimsical to the worldly, our staff shares with you their favorite books. If you’re looking for a new read for your child—or yourself—be sure to check out some of these wonderful titles.