Words give hope.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, an international day of giving on December 2, use your words to give to others: Give hope, appreciation, love, self-esteem, laughter…What will you give?

This week’s shocking statistic:

In 2012, Black students accounted for 18 percent of the country’s pre-K enrollment, but made up 48 percent of preschoolers with multiple out-of-school suspensions.

What is the number one reason for misbehavior in the classroom? An attempt to avoid academic failure. What is the reason for race/class-determined academic outcomes in this country? The 600-word deficit between low and high-income preschoolers.

Fight education inequality before it starts: http://www.wordrebel.org

Don’t forget to build your own vocabulary:

APRICITY: When you can feel the warmth of the sun’s light on your face despite the cold of winter.

In honor of #GivingTuesday, a quote to live by:

“Be impeccable with your word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using words to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your word in the direction of truth and love” – Don Miguel Ruiz


Forward this email to spread the word. We need your support to reach our #GivingTuesday goal: Raise $5,000 to establish 120 community partnerships that serve over 1,000 parents. Connect every parent to vocabulary building resources and 60+ free books a year to close the achievement gap before it starts.


SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.

READ The Ugly Duckling, by Hans Christian Anderson for FREE in a corner of your local bookstore or library.

BUILD VOCABULARY: No books available? Look at pictures or surroundings and write or tell stories about what is happening in the picture or surroundings.



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