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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Runaway Clothes - A New Enlightening Children's Story


I am thrilled to share this happy news! My new book Runaway Clothes  was honored by Mom's Choice Awards and Readers Favorite Awards! 



Available in print at Amazon,
Barnes & Noble, and other fine stores,
and as an eBook for most e-devices. 

RUNAWAY CLOTHES
An enlightening story about a little girl named Nika who did not like to take care of her clothes and toys.





ILLUSTRATED BY AMAZING YOUNG ARTIST MS. CHANOA

Chanoa's talent is apparent in each stroke of her pen. Her characters and illustrations are vibrant and vivid. Her work is soft and light, the soft touch of art mixed with Japanese and Western style. She is an extremely creative and devoted artist. She likes to create adorable mischievous characters in light pastel colors. She is also excellent in a realistic style. Experienced with both dark and light colors, Chanoa continues to work on my series of books on the Mouse Carlo. She is an extremely ambitious, creative, and talented young artist. 
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REMEMBER! Clothes have feelings also ...
















One hazy morning when Nika opened her closet, she discovered that it was empty. Her clothes had disappeared! What happened to her shirts and pants? Where did her favorite dresses, coats, and socks go? Why did they leave her with just pajamas she had on this misty morning? Will they come back? Taking a closer look at her room, Nika starts thinking about her attitude toward her clothes and toys.



 "How easy it is to lose something you love so much." She learns an important lesson at the end of this story. Watch your children have a blast reading this story while learning valuable lessons.



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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

First Day of School

The first day of school  is the first  day  a  school  opens after the summer vacation. It varies in different areas around the  world  because of the differences in  weatherclimateseason , and  culture , but the normal pattern is for school to begin in late August or early September in the northern hemisphere and in late January or early February in Southern Hemisphere Countries.
First Day of School in USA

Argentina

The first day of school in Argentina is on the last Monday of February or the first Monday of March, depending on the year. High school usually begins one week later than elementary school.

Canada

The first day of school, in most provinces, is on the first Tuesday in September (the day after  Labour Day ), but varies based on the individual school boards. For instance, for the French Catholic school board in Ottawa, Ontario, the first day of school is the first Tuesday before Labour Day (the last Monday in August).

Chile

The first day of school in Chile is on March 1, or the first Monday seuraavilla if March 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.


Costa Rica

The first day of school in 2012 in Costa Rica was February 8th. The Education Ministry changes the date every year to ensure 200 days are in the school calendar.

Guatemala

The first day of school in Guatemala begins on the second Monday in January.

Honduras

The first day of school in Honduras is August 1, or the first Monday August 1 if following a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Mexico

The first day of school in Mexico begins on the second to last Monday in August.
Originally, the school cycle which began on September 2, one day after the beginning of the Legislative Activities, but this changed in order to allow more time for academics, therefore extending the school year to begin two weeks before September 2 and to end two weeks after June 30th

United States

The first day of school for many  school districts  in various states is on the day after  Labor Day  (first Monday in September). On that day, public transportation services increase and start the  rush hour  earlier. In some other school districts, school begins in mid-to late August. For instance, the  Denver, Colorado  metro area schools go back in mid-August and schools in the  Cleveland, Ohio metro area start back usuall one week before Labor Day. The  BostonChicagoNew York CityPhiladelphia , and  San Diego  school districts start back the Tuesday or Wednesday after Labor Day.
Ohio  used to require schools like schools in Cleveland start the school year the day after Labor Day, but in the 1976-77 and 1977-78 academic years, the school year was affected by several bad blizzards, brutal cold, and an energy crisis. In the 1977-78 school year, many school districts had to extend the school year almost to June 20th In the 1978-79 school year, the Ohio General Assembly and the Ohio Department of Education moved the start of the year to late August, one week before Labor Day. This went into effect beginning in the 1980-81 academic year.
Usually the first day of school in the U.S. is a short day. In American high schools, the freshmen class usually goes back one or two days before the rest of the school body for an orientation period. An orientation session helps the freshmen students get acquainted with their new school, its rules, and surroundings. Also during this time, many incoming freshmen may like to take a small study-skills class to help orient themselves to high school. In some schools, the freshmen class have taken their photographs for identification purposes. Some high schools have attempted to make the first week of school fun for incoming freshmen, activities like luncheons and / or letting freshmen pick their lockers. Freshmen athletes and band members may have camps or barbecues to meet new classmates or teammates, some sports coaches and may require all freshmen players to train early for fall sports season. In recent years, many high school sports associations have started fall sports before the official first day of school. In elementary schools, the first day of school is usually one week of a staggered schedule, ie instead of leaving school at 2:45 pm, the students may be dismissed at 12:00 PM. Also many schools do not start school until lunch following the week. Büsing to schools can also be limited.
Some high schools have students come in for "schedule night" where students can check their classes.
Some high schools require summer reading, reading-related projects or tests that must be submitted or taken during the first week of school.
In recent years, many districts and schools have invited parents to meet the teachers one week before school opens on events called "meet the teachers night". Usually this event is held in the evenings for parental convenience.
In the 2010s, many U.S. retailers have pushed  back to school sales  to around the  4th of July  to give parents and students a head start on getting supplies for the school year, regardless of the local average date of the first day of school.


Africa

Kenya

The first day of school in southern Kenya is usually on the second Monday after  New Year's Day  in early January. In northern Kenya, the first day of school is on September 1, or the first Monday if September 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.


Nigeria

The first day of school in Nigeria is on September 1, or the first Monday if September 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

First Day of School in Nigeria

First Day of School in Nigeria

Somalia

The first day of school in Somalia is September 1, or the first Monday if September 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Tanzania

The first day of school in Tanzania is March 1, or the first Monday if March 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Asia

Malaysia

The first day of school in  Malaysia  falls on or soon after January 3, almost always on a Monday.

Hong Kong SAR

The first day of school in  Hong Kong  falls on 1 September or the first Monday if September 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
On that day, public transportation service companies increase the frequency and start the rush hour  earlier.

China

The first day of school in the  People's Republic of China  falls on 1 September, or the first Monday if September 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. In North Eastern China, schools open on Monday in mid-August after summer vacation.

India

The first day of school in  India  for the state board schools following falls in mid-June. CBSE Board schools begin the new academic year in March / April, and have school till April ending, after which they have summer vacation till mid-June. CBSE board schools continue with their academic year in mid-June while non-CBSE board schools begin their new academic year in mid-June, after vacation. In some states of  India, school starts on May 31st (Karnataka State).

Israel

The first day of school in  Israel  falls on August 27 from 2012 onwards, or a later day if the 27th is a Saturday. Some schools do not teach in Israel on Friday. So some children start school a day or two after August 27th, if it falls on a Friday or on a Saturday. Until 2011 the first day of school was September 1, or a day later if the 1st was a Saturday.

Iran

The first day of school in  Iran  falls on September 23 but in ..., 2001, 2005, 2009, 2013, 2017, 2021, 2025, ... (ie every four years), it falls on September 22nd

Japan and South Korea

Normally the first day of school is some time in  Spring .
In Japan, the start date for the school year falls on April 1, or the first Monday if April 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.
In  South Korea , the start date for the school year falls on March 3, or the first Monday if March 3 follows a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Oman

The first day of school in Oman is in the beginning of September.

Philippines

The first day of school in the  Philippines  is usuall on any of the first three Mondays in June. Private schools may begin a day or two later, while international schools follow the western custom.

Saudi Arabia

The first day of school in  Saudi Arabia  is in the beginning of September.

Taiwan

The first day of school in  Taiwan  falls on September 1, or the first Monday if September 1 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

First Day of School in Taiwan


UAE

The first day of school in the UAE are different because of the festivals like Eid and Ramadan. otherwise the first day of school is in the first 15 days of September

Europe

Belgium

The first day of school in  Belgium  starts on September 1, or the first Monday if September 1 is a Saturday or Sunday.

Bulgaria

The first day of school in  Bulgaria  is September 15 or the first Monday after it. Usually students bring flowers to the teachers.

Croatia

The first day of school in  Croatia  is the first Monday in September.

Denmark

The first day of school is  Denmark  is usually Monday in week 33 (around August 13).

England and Wales

The first day of school in  England  and  Wales  varies by  Local Authority  and sometimes by school, but it is nearly always during the first week of September.

First Day of School in England

Estonia

The first day of school in Estonia is on Knowledge Day, September 1st

Germany

The first day of school in  Germany  varies in a coordinated fashion between the individual  states  to avoid excessive traffic volume due to vacation traveling. Usually, it is in August or early September.

Greece

The first day of school in  Greece  is September 11, or the first Monday if September 11 is a Saturday or Sunday.

Ireland

The first day of school in  Ireland  is usually on September 1, unless it is a Friday or the weekend. When September 1 falls on a Tuesday, some schools start on August 31, though most schools still start on September 1st

Italy

The first day of school in  Italy  is usually on the 3rd week of September. The best schools often require the students attend the week before the official start date to improve Their education.

Poland

The first day of school in  Poland  always starts on September 1, or the first Monday if September 1 is a Friday, Saturday or Sunday.

Romania

The first day of school in  Romania  is usually on September 15, or the first Monday if September 15 is a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday.

Russian Federation

Schools in  Russia  historically begin on  Knowledge Day , September 1st. This exact date for the country has been fixed by the Decree of the Council of the People's Commissars in 1935 and was officially established by the Decree of the Supreme Soviet of the Soviet Union no. 3018-X in 1980. If it falls on Sunday, most schools opt to hold on Sunday a traditional ceremonial line-up, which symbolically commences the school year, and actual lessons begin on Monday. Traditionally  'Knowledge Day '
First Day of School in Russia

First Day of School! My handsome fan Serozga is going back to school. Comparing my own memories of the first day of school here in the United States, it sounds like Russian students might have a bit more fun during their first day back.


Slovenia

The first day of school in Slovenia is usually on September 1, unless it is a Friday or the weekend.


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