Get Outta the House!

Taking the Common Core standards outside.

Going Out for Ice Cream

Going Out for Ice Cream

Several years ago, I heard nutrition consultant Jim Painter speak at a teacher conference. I don’t remember a lot from that talk, except that he was a fun speaker, his business card said he worked for Sun-Maid Growers of California, and he gave us some advice about eating ice cream. He said he eats ice […]

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Grants Available to Teachers with Ag-Related Projects

Grants Available to Teachers with Ag-Related Projects

The CHS Foundation and National Agriculture in the Classroom are seeking applicants for 15 $500 grants awarded to teachers with agriculture-related projects. The deadline for application is 5 p.m. EST, Sept. 15. Applications are accepted online only. Applicants will be notified of awards by e-mail in October. In addition to the online application, one letter […]

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Healing Garden in Sacramento Hospital Hosts Interesting Art Piece

Healing Garden in Sacramento Hospital Hosts Interesting Art Piece

  The outdoor seating, the bridge that crosses a bit of water, the greenery in Sacramento’s Mercy General Hospital may easily draw attention away from an interesting piece of art on one wall, the depiction of the Greek god of medicine addressing the personification of Pain. This sculpture, fascinating in its own right, was created […]

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Summer Means Saving on School Supplies

Summer Means Saving on School Supplies

Summer means hot weather, barbecues, swimming, lazy days and screaming good deals on school supplies. Most of us don’t like to think about school during summer vacation, but the truth is, this is when the school shopping is juiciest. Office Depot/Office Max is selling basics for pennies – in some cases, quite literally. If your town […]

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Pumpkin Planting Season is Underway

Pumpkin Planting Season is Underway

(Featured image from Raley’s) Jack o’lanterns might seem a world away from your summer barbecues, but pumpkin-planting season starts now. The stores will, of course, become full of pumpkins come Halloween, but people who want to grow their own need to get those seeds in the ground. Planting season is June 15 through July 4. […]

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