About Paula Ruesch

Former elementary school librarian and owner of Reading with RIK, LLC. Creator of RIK™ (Reading Incentive Kit), a brand new reading experience that inspires and motivates young readers to love reading.

Grateful? Put a Penny in Your Shoe

By | 2017-10-05T11:09:56+00:00 November 19th, 2015|Uncategorized|

In my elementary school library, it became a tradition the week before Thanksgiving to put a penny in my shoe and invite the children who visited the library to do the same. The challenge: Keep the penny in your shoe while you are wearing it until Thanksgiving Day. The purpose: Every time you feel the [...]

11 Things to Teach Children About Veterans Day – November 11th

By | 2017-10-05T11:09:56+00:00 November 7th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The first week of November, during my library lessons, I would ask the children what important day is coming up this month? They would always respond, “Thanksgiving.” I would tell them that there is another important day besides Thanksgiving that happens on November 11th. Then the children would often say something like, “Oh yeah, isn’t [...]