Monday, September 6, 2010

Mish Mash Monday

Today is Labor Day which has been a Federal Holiday since 1894 -- How "should" we celebrate? From Wikipedia:
The form for the celebration of Labor Day was outlined in the first proposal of the holiday: A street parade to exhibit to the public "the strength and esprit de corps of the trade and labor organizations," followed by a festival for the workers and their families. This became the pattern for Labor Day celebrations. Speeches by prominent men and women were introduced later, as more emphasis was placed upon the economic and civil significance of the holiday. Still later, by a resolution of the American Federation of Labor convention of 1909, the Sunday preceding Labor Day was adopted as Labor Sunday and dedicated to the spiritual and educational aspects of the labor movement.

Hmmm, not seeing that much anymore.

September is Library Card Sign up month - so go sign up for a card at your local library (or dust off the one you have) and use it! Here are some ideas From the American Library Association to get you started: 52 ways to use your library card

A great Op-Ed piece from the NY Times about schools - and what we we know about how kids learn, and how modern education doesn't embrace it. What does an ideal school day look like? A lot of reading, conversation, writing, basic math facts and opportunity for creative play. Sounds like a great recipe to me! Please read the entire piece here.

Great video - they asked mothers if they could go back to right before their first child was born, what would they tell themselves:

1 comment:

  1. We have our Library cards... the best thing next to free books???? all the free passes to local attractions!