The following information was provided by Maureen Spada, Bennett Elem. – Onteora CSD

1.  Are you looking for a different way to challenge students and their knowledge?  Check out the UN Free Rice site.  For each answer that is correct, the UN donates 10 grains of rice to the United Nations World Food Program.  Have students learn and give back at the same time.  It is great to see your rice bowl fill up!

Go to:  http://www.freerice.com/category

2.  TRAILS- Free Information Literacy Assessments
The webinar hosted by WVIZ/PBS ideastream is now posted. Check it out!
http://www.wviz.org/common/education/webinars/1130webinar/lib/playback.html
Articles to check out:
Audio Story:

Favor Johnson: A Christmas Story (Best Children’s Christmas Book 2009)

A mystery hangs over a village as Christmas approaches. Who is delivering the delicious treats from house to house? Favor Johnson lives on a small farm in the hills of Vermont. He keeps to himself, surrounded by dozens of animals, chickens, geese, and his one constant companion, his dog.  http://willemlange.com/favor-johnson.html#wrapper
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