SHERLOCK HOLMES TEACHING GRANT: Deadline 1 May 2014
We’re the Beacon Society, a not-for-profit BSI scion, and we offer grants up to $500 (USD/Can) to fund the development of programs that introduce young people to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s great detective. The grants honor the memory of Jan Stauber (above), a New Jersey middle-school teacher who for ten years visited classes in the guise of Sherlock Holmes to encourage students to discover the joys of reading.
Jan Stauber Grants have been awarded to creative teachers and librarians in the USA since 2004 and Canada since 2012. Previous awardees have used Sherlock Holmes to teach English, literature, history, mathematics, deductive reasoning, forensics, and critical thinking to student in elementary through high school.
The deadline for 2014 grant applications is May 1. An application form, guidelines and other details about the Jan Stauber Grants are at http://BeaconSociety.com/. For more information about the grants, contact Allan Devitt a firstname.lastname@example.org.
My local rescue has a program called Book Buddies where kids read to sheltered cats to keep them from being lonely.
I wouldn’t be able to do it without stealing all of the cats.
Where do I sign up to be a rescue cat?
Imperial Airways was the early British commercial long range air transport company, operating from 1924 to 1939 and serving parts of Europe but principally theEmpire routes to South Africa, India and the Far East, including Malaya and Hong Kong. There were local partnership companies; Qantas (Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Ltd) in Australia and TEAL (Tasman Empire Airways Ltd) in New Zealand.
It is of the opinion of Lemony Snicket, author, reader, and alleged malcontent, that librarians have suffered enough. Therefore he is establishing an annual prize honoring a librarian who has faced adversity with integrity and dignity intact.
—From the definition, purpose, and criteria of the Lemony Snicket Prize for Noble Librarians Faced With Adversity, via the Idaho Library Association. (via kellymce)
If people were rain, she was drizzle and I was Dave Green
Even after staring at it continuously for twenty minutes, he really cannot believe it. Whatever were they thinking of? That drawing. Those colours. Ugh.