CEA Student Program (CEASP) members aren’t waiting around until they have classrooms of their own — they’re eager for any opportunity to make a difference in children’s lives. One such opportunity brought four CEASP members to Rhode Island last weekend, where they were able to reach out to 700-800 children during a statewide NEA Read Across America event. Read more
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Guest post by Linette Branham, CEA Educational Issues Specialist
It wasn’t an everyday, ordinary carnival that came to Charter Oak Academy in West Hartford on Saturday, May 2. This one had no live animals, no midway booths and games, no cotton candy, and no dare-devil rides.
What attracted more than 150 children and parents? Teachers, Creatures, Facts, and Fun, designed and sponsored by the CEA Student Program (CEASP), featured 24 booths of activities for students to learn in the areas of math, science, history, geography, reading/ language arts, and health and wellness.
For kindergarten to fifth grade students there was something of interest: “fishing” for letters to spell words; using magnetic words to create poetry; learning how to make healthy snacks; playing games from other countries; learning about the properties of bubbles; or perhaps creating your own family crest.
As students entered the carnival grounds, they received a “passport”, inviting them to participate in a variety of learning activities. Two clowns created balloon animals and balloon hats for students, and a popcorn machine kept everyone munching. Read more