Category Archives: Education

4K For the Kids: Fundraiser for PVE’s mini-THON

(The grand total from last year’s mini-THON! Help us reach our goal this year, too!) 4K For the Kids! Last year, students and staff of PVE were able to raise over four thousand dollars – all of which was donated to

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Your RSVP is Needed: Free Frog Fun For Families!

If you plan on attending the Frog Festival at Muddy Paws Marsh next weekend (June 8), be sure to  RSVP by June 3rd to (814) 422-8787 or email [email protected] It looks like a blast! You and your kiddos will: Learn about

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Penns Valley Youth Center

“Through its programs, PVYC seeks to invest in our future leaders, one student at a time.”  Before the school year ends, I’m hoping to head over to the PVYC and snap some photos to share with you. I can’t wait

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Science at the Library

  Wednesday’s the big day: the first Fizz Bang Eureka of 2013 at Centre Hall Area Branch Library! Head over at 3:00 p.m. for an interesting science experiment for school-aged kids. Every other Wednesday, beginning January 9th, expect hypothesizing, fizzing,

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Speaking of birds…

Speaking of birds, we’ve been using this opportunity to study birds this week. I was so grateful to have the 2013 Calendar from Brush Valley Greenhouses (Shaffertown Road, Madisonburg) on hand. I cut out each photo and the informational caption below.

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Feed the Birds? A New Year’s Tradition

Our New Year’s Day tradition is to move the Christmas tree out to the porch and decorate it with home-made bird feeders for the black-and-white woodpecker, the hungry jays, and each tufted titmouse who visits us each day. This year,

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The Thanksgiving Story: Traditions from Our Family to Yours

This is a great way to teach the Thanksgiving story to the littlest members of the family. Make bracelets, necklaces, key chains, or friendship pins as you dramatize the well-loved story of Thanksgiving. First black bead – for the Pilgrims

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What to do with all that candy?!

Once you’ve separated all of the Reeses from your kids’ stash, you can feel good about either of these candy options: THE 3rd ANNUAL GREAT HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK! “November 1st or November 5th, bring your child/children, with the unopened

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Homework Helps: Geography and History

Recently, I was searching for a high-quality video to teach our children about Italy. YouTube wasn’t cutting it. So, I went on a hunt and found… a librarian! She put together a list of websites, magazines, and books to aid

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Apples! (For folks with little ones.)

This week, the theme at our weekly Centre Hall Library Story Time is APPLES. (The fun begins Monday at 10:30 a.m.). So, I decided to plan a Delicious Apple Week at home. Here are some of my ideas: 1. Make Apple-Scented

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