National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

National Law Enforcement Appreciation Day

Let’s say a great “thank you” to all the law enforcement professionals for protecting our communities! We can: Wear blue Say “thank you” Send an email or share on social media Fly a blue ribbon on your lawn Share a story how they have helped keep your community safe Give them a smile when you […]

Freedom

Freedom! In the United States, we say we are “the land of the free.” Let freedom ring! We asked some people what freedom means to them. Respondents said freedom means – hope success opportunity private property rights pursuit of happiness assurance justice the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without […]

Fill-in-the-Blank

Fill-in-the-Blank

Let’s take a trip back in history to 1818, Salzburg, Austria. “Silent Night” is a popular Christmas carol by Franz Xaver Gruber to lyrics by Joseph Mohr. How exciting! Let’s see if we can make some observations and learn from history. Gruberg was a primary school teacher, church organist and composer in the village of Arnsdorf, who is […]

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star

The lyrics of this song are based on a poem by Jane Taylor called “The Star” which appeared in 1806. “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star” is a lullaby song and one of the most beloved nursery rhymes.   Twinkle, twinkle, little star, How I wonder what you are. Up above the world so high, Like a […]

Christmas Star

Christmas Star

The Christmas Star will occur on December 21st when Saturn and Jupiter align. These two planets will produce a significant amount of light. The two largest planets in our solar system will look like a “double planet” for the first time since the Middle Ages. Nothing of this astronomical magnitude will happen again until March […]

Reverse Christmas Parade

Reverse Christmas Parade

Do you know the definition for the New Word of the Day, which is “Reverse Christmas Parade”? Pronounced: [ri-ˈvərs] [kris-məs] [pə-ˈrād] All of the Christmas floats, tables and decorations are stationary while motorists drive by passing them on the street. The Grinch did not steal the Christmas spirit of celebrating with the newest improvisation called […]

Christmas Cheer

Christmas Cheer

What will you be doing on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Christmas week? Do you celebrate by yourself or with others?  Here are some additional ways to celebrate and make yourself, family and others happy: Read on Kindle, paperback, or audiobooks – Learning to Read: Fairy Tale Adventures (for all ages-children, adults, etc.) Do charity […]

How Can We Say Thanks?

How Can We Say Thanks?

How can we thank someone that no longer lives by us or maybe is even no longer alive? Here are some creative ideas: We can reciprocate or do the same deed for someone else that our benefactor did for us We can say, “thank you” We can pray for that individual We can fast for […]

National Disability Day

National Disability Day

Let’s help each other! What better day than December 3rd which is National Disability Day. This is a time to raise awareness about the challenges faced by people with disabilities. Let’s be aware of these challenges and work with children and people with different abilities. For example, please do not park in the the treasured […]

The Nutcracker

The Nutcracker

Wouldn’t it be absolutely wonderful to watch The Nutcracker  (1892) by Peter Tchaikovsky for free? Well, here it is. Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre’s Fireside Nutcracker brings the magic of the holiday season right to your home! This virtual production adapts the timeless holiday ballet for film with awesome music, thrilling dance moves and classic Nutcracker characters. […]