Words Have the Power to Embrace.

Words have the power to embrace the beauty and flaws in everyone and everything. Step into the New Year by embracing the spirit of an event, a movement, a group of people or an idea. Don’t let a day go by without using your words to embrace education equality. Subscribe to the blog, and share this week’s post to raise awareness about the word gap.

SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:

Across New York City, 73% of charters in 2014 were considered apartheid schools, having less than 1% white enrollment.

Use your words to make education equality a reality: www.wordrebel.org 

WORD OF THE WEEK
Build your own vocabulary with these uncommon words:

NUMINOUS: Describing an experience that makes you fearful yet fascinated, awed yet attracted-the powerful, personal feeling of being overwhelmed and inspired.

WORDS HAVE POWER
Some quotes to live by:

“We can only love others as much as we love ourselves.Shame, blame, disrespect, betrayal, and the withholding of affection damage the roots from which love grows. Love can only survive these injuries if they are acknowledged, healed, and rare.”
– Brene Brown

ACTIVITY UPDATE

As part of our New Year’s “Words Have Power” campaign, we welcome volunteers eager to embrace the cause and coordinate a book drive or fundraiser (walk-a-thon, poetry night, cocktail party, potluck) at their office, school, or favorite hangout!

PARENT CORNER

SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.

READ “THE SNOWY DAY” 
by Ezra Jack Keats 
 for FREE  in a corner of your local bookstore or library

READ “MAN IN THE MOON” for FREE online (simply sign up forwegivebooks.org).

BUILD VOCABULARY: From now on, we will send you a list of preschool vocabulary words every child needs to know. Challenge your child to use this week’s vocabulary words. Make up sentences during your commute or before bedtime. Every day this week focus on one or more words to use again and again in a sentence, rhyme or song.

TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because preschoolers who know 1,000 words are on track for long-term success: ABOUT, ABOVE, ACT, ADD, ADDRESS, AFTER, AGAIN, ART, ASK.

READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “What happened in the beginning, middle and end of the story?”

embrace

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