Category Archive: For Educators

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How to Celebrate Earth Day with First Book

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For many of us, Earth Day reminds of our childhood lessons to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and perhaps recalls memories of school-wide competitions, for which homeroom could bring in the most recycled items. Pizza parties for the win! But now, Earth Day is and can be so much more, with many... Read more

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Top 5 Beyond Book Supplies to Add to Your Cart Right Now

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Long-time educators and new Marketplace shoppers know that First Book is on a mission to build a path out of poverty through educational equity. Brand-new books are an essential part of the work we do, but the Marketplace also boasts additional supplies that go beyond books to help learners of... Read more

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Spring Clean Your Classroom Bookshelf

Daylight saving time officially started this week, which means spring is just around the corner. As you might spring clean your home, now is a great time to spring clean your bookshelf and evaluate if your classroom library celebrates and explores different identities and lived experiences. Spring cleaning your classroom... Read more

Your Favorite Black History Month Read Alouds

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We asked. You answered! What is your favorite book to read aloud during Black History Month? Looking for books to read aloud for Black History Month? Check out these suggestions from educators in the First Book Community. “I read a page each day from the ‘Little Legends/Leaders‘ series. My students... Read more

Your Favorite Ways to Celebrate Black History Month

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What is your favorite way to celebrate Black History Month? We asked. You answered! Get inspired with the submissions by educators in the First Book community on how they celebrate Black History month in their classrooms. “We are celebrating by posting a different trivia question each day on class Dojo... Read more

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52 Books to Celebrate Black History in Your Classroom

In the last few years, educators and avid readers collectively recognized the urgency of reading anti-racist books and exercising self-education. It was apparent, perhaps more so than other years, why Black stories matter, especially in the classroom. While recognizing Black pain and struggle remains an important focus, celebrating Black joy,... Read more

Supporting you with tough conversations in the days ahead

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This has been an unprecedented, tumultuous time – and we all watched in horror yesterday at an assault on our democracy. This violence and chaos in our hometown, and particularly on the Capitol of our beloved country, was beyond the pale and will have repercussions beyond our government. We know... Read more