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CEA Future Educators Reach Out and Read

CEA Student Program members pose with the Cat in the Hat during a Read Across America event in Rhode Island last weekend. From left are,

CEA Student Program members pose with the Cat in the Hat during a Read Across America event in Rhode Island last weekend. From left are Melissa Scarbrough, Jill Griswold, the Cat, Emily Oaks, and Jessica Jallouk.

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

CEA Student Program Brings the Carnival to Charter Oak Academy!

Guest post by Linette Branham, CEA Educational Issues Specialist

jengaIt 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.

WelcomingFor 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