Judy Petrosillo

School's out for the summer, but learning should never stop. The best thing about summer education is there are no tests or grades.

When it comes to producing a tadpole, most male and female frogs leave the fertilized egg to develop on its own. One exception is the Darwin's frog found in South America.

There is a long-running debate on whether nature or nurture determines human behavior. Is the ability to write well due primarily to genetics or life experiences and environment?

Children's Book Week is the annual celebration of children’s books and reading. Established in 1919, it is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

“Silent Spring” by Rachel Carson was written in 1962. In the book, Carson laid out her basic thesis that the world is interconnected.

"If it's your job to eat a frog, it's best to do it first thing in the morning. And if it's your job to eat two frogs, it's best to eat the biggest one first." said author Mark Twain.

In the book “Humor as an Instructional Defibrillator,” author Ronald Berk suggests that humor in the classroom can reduce anxiety, boost participation, and increase a student's motivation to focus

It's a matter of perspective. “They All Saw a Cat” is a picture book by author and illustrator Brendan Wenzel.

"You do not like them.  So you say.  Try them!  Try them!  And you may!" says Sam-I-am in the book Green Eggs and Ham by Dr. Seuss.

John Valachovic

Remember the career aptitude test given to you in middle school to determine what occupation you might enjoy?  If you like to put things in order, your suggested career included librarian.


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