Grow Your Bilingual SEL Library
Did you know that Free Spirit offers an ever-increasing selection of bilingual English-Spanish books? We started with classic titles from the  Best Behavior®  series and the  Learning to Get Along®  social skills series, and continue to offer more bilingual titles each year. New 2020 bilinguals are featured in this newsletter!
All our bilingual picture books include a special section with tips for adults in English and Spanish. In this month’s excerpts , we share these tips from two Free Spirit books. You’ll find information on helping children learn about body safety and tips for building emotional connection through cuddle time. Read the excerpts here.
Below we’re shining the spotlight on a first for Free Spirit—our new coloring books! Not your average coloring books, Coloring Book and Reflections for Social Emotional Learning and Libro para colorear y reflexiones para el aprendizaje socioemocional are unique . Each book features 36 reflection prompts and coloring activities about kids’ social and emotional learning. Also included below is a coloring and reflection page from each book to share with students. 
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New Release Spotlight
Now available in English and Spanish editions, Coloring Book and Reflections for Social Emotional Learning offers 36 reflection prompts and coloring activities for kids.

Each SEL topic has two pages, one for writing or drawing and one for coloring. The number of topics correspond to the 36 weeks of a school year, as addressed in Mindful Classrooms .

Tips & Tools from the Free Spirit Blog
In this blog post, Dina Brulles, Ph.D., coauthor of Teaching Gifted Kids in Today’s Classroom , offers suggestions for schools to identify, group, and serve their gifted students from all cultures and socioeconomic groups. Read now.
Early childhood blogger and preschool director Molly Breen shares ways educators can learn about and understand the unique experience of each family and respond with equitable solutions and modifications.  Read now.
Educational grants available for your school or community:

The Dr. Harry J. Heeb Foundation makes grants that support projects addressing medical needs of underprivileged and abused children. Priority is given to programs that offer education and training for children and youth; providers of medical, educational, and social services to children; and nursing education. Grants are designed for general, operating, and program or project support. Previous grants were used to fund audio and braille literacy enhancement for children, youth camps, and nursing schools.

Eligibility: Public, Private, Charter, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations)
Prize: $2,500–$20,000
Application Deadline: April 1, 2020
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“Positivity” and “Positividad” Coloring and Reflection Pages

Add more positivity / positividad to your classroom with this month’s downloads. Choose the English or Spanish page to download from our SEL coloring book . The prompts on the left side encourage kids to reflect on the positive things in their lives and the right side includes a fun coloring activity.
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