Print Motivation: Includes being interested in and enjoying books.Why is it important?Kids who enjoy books and reading will be motivated to be read to as well as learn to read themselves. Motivation is key because learning to read is hard work!Kids that have negative associations with reading are less motivated to read. It is important we make sure our children start to read and listen to books and stories from Day One so they have a good time with reading.
The District Department of Transportation will begin a Sidewalk Repair project on L Street NW, between 17th and 25th streets NW on or about Monday, Sept. 24. The length of the project is approximately four weeks, weather permitting. All work will be conducted between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Saturday.The work will involve upgrading of wheelchair ramps, repairs of concrete sidewalks and repairs of curbs and gutters within the project limits.
Maria A. Abbott, author, teacher, and former D.C. hotellier for the rich and famous will speak on her new book, Without Reservations: The Art of Looking the Other Way (PublishAmerica, 2011), on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at 7 p.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.
We use language to communicate orally through speaking, aurally through hearing and visually through reading, writing and art. Early literacy takes into account how important it is to teach these skills beginning at birth. Early literacy is everything a child needs to know about reading and writing before he or she begins to read.
Please join us for a talk by Wendy Gadson, Community Liaison for VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, on use of the Five Wishes document that gives you a way to control something very important—how you are treated if you get seriously ill—to be held Thursday, Aug. 9, at 11 a.m. in the large meeting room on the second floor.