WORDS HAVE THE POWER… TO COMMIT

Happy New Year! In 2015, use your words to commit to being the best version of yourself! Don’t let a day go by without using your words to embrace education equality. Share this week’s post or download our Fundraising Toolkit to raise awareness about the word gap.

SPREAD THE WORD
This week’s shocking statistic:

Teacher quality is one of the most significant factors related to student achievement. In the U.S., 14% of new teachers resign by the end of their first year, 33% leave within their first 3 years, and almost 50% leave by their 5th year.

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

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

METANOIA: The journey of changing one’s mind, heart, self, or way of life.

WORDS HAVE POWER
Some quotes to live by:

“Live in the sunshine. Swim in the sea. Drink the wild air.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

ACTIVITY UPDATE

Word Rebel is excited to extend its reach all the way to our newest partner in Coney Island! When the YWCA Early Learning Center opens its doors for the 2015 year, the 60 toddlers they serve will gain access to free books and weekly vocabulary-building tools to ensure their long-term success.
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PARENT CORNER

SUBSCRIBE to receive one free downloadable book a week.

READ”BRER RABBIT FALLS DOWN THE WELL” by “Uncle Remus” 
 for FREE  in a corner of your local bookstore or library

READ “I KNEW YOU COULD” for FREE online (simply sign up for wegivebooks.org).

BUILD VOCABULARY: You don’t need to buy books: Find your local library and get a library card to sign out books. Or go to your local bookstore to pick out books with your child. Find a cozy corner to read them together at the store. Make it a weekly or monthly tradition.

TEACH ONE THOUSAND WORDS because preschoolers who know 1,000 words are on track for long-term success: AIR, ALL, ALMOST, ALONE, ALSO, ALWAYS, ANSWER, ANY, AWAY

READ FOR A PURPOSE: Ask the questions (common-core aligned) teachers will ask, “How are the main character(s) characterized or described in your story? Hint: Use adjectives (brave, curious, smart, old) to describe their physical traits and personality.”

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