In an age of omnipresent technology, the idea of writing and illustrating a story using pen and paper is a novel one. But kids in kindergarten through third grade are tasked with doing just that in the PBS Kids Writers contest. Designed to promote children's reading skills through hands-on, active learning, the contest encourages kids to submit original stories with five or more illustrations. Twelve winners — three from each grade — will be announced in April. They'll have their stories published online and take part in an awards ceremony at the Vermont PBS Studio in Colchester. They'll also be invited to a Storytime Party, where they can sign up to read their stories aloud to family and friends. The deadline to enter is Friday, March 18, so let those creative juices flow.
Founded in 1994, Camp Common Ground is an inter-generational family camp designed to provide families with a healthy and happy bonding experience while weaving in elements of nature education, arts, music, wellness, sports, and fun! Camp Common Ground prides itself on welcoming all definitions of "family" and cultivating a sense…(more)