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How To Fundraise For Books & Resources With First Book: “The Main Event”

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This will require planning, support, and input from your school/program community. Whether you opt for a bake sale, selling concessions during a school event or something more creative, there are plenty of options to generate funds to purchase the resources you

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How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book: “Invite Local Businesses to Help”

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Securing funding is an essential step to getting the education resources you need. Local organizations and businesses can be a great source of support. They are already a part of the community, and are often looking for initiatives that benefit

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How to Fundraise for Books & Resources with First Book

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The art of fundraising can be complex. That is why First Book is offering a step-by-step guide for teachers, educators, and anyone serving kids in need to receive the funds they need to provide educational resources to the children they

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Your Needs, Your Marketplace

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We continually ask educators what it is they need the most for the children they serve. We recently surveyed members of the First Book community of educators who are working with kids over the summer about what resources they’ll need

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Monthly Book List: Our Five Favorites for October

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First Book’s book experts picked their favorite spooky stories that will frighten and delight young readers. Don’t be afraid to pick up any of our recommended titles! Pre-K –K (Ages 3-6): Ghosts in the House! written and illustrated by Kazuno

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“Tap, Click, Read” Toolkit – Promoting Early Literacy in a World of Screens

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The following is a guest blog post from Michael H. Levine & Lisa Guernsey, authors of the book Tap, Click, Read. Kids today use a wide variety of tools to learn. How do educators adapt teaching tactics to effectively use modern day tools?

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Active Bodies, Active Minds: Boost Wellness & Learning with Sports Equipment

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Experts say that one way to help your kids get a jump on learning is to help them, well, JUMP!  Boosting students’ physical activity not only supports health and wellness and makes kids feel better, but it turns out that

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Use Guided Reading Levels to Find the Perfect Books on the First Book Marketplace

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Use Guided Reading Levels to find the perfect books for every child you serve. Thanks to the feedback from our community of educators, First Book Marketplace users can now utilize our Advanced Search tool to find books with Guided Reading

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Four Easy Steps to Become a Champion for Kids in Need

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You’ve got a great fundraising idea. You have a goal. You’re excited to provide books and resources for kids in need. Now what? First Book Campaigns makes starting an individual or group campaign easier than ever. Follow these four steps

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How To Keep Kids Learning At Your Summer Meal Site

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Want to keep kids’ minds and bellies full while they are out of school this summer? If you provide summer meals to children from low-income communities through USDA’s Summer Food Service Program, you can access books, basic needs items and

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