Meet Ellie: An inspiration to us!

In our last blog post we shared with you how we came to know about March’s featured female, Katia Krafft, She was introduced to us by Ellie F, a subscriber, who wrote to us last year and asked us to do a crate about Katia. We were so inspired by Ellie and then by Katia’s life that we knew we had to share Katia’s story. In the March activity book we shared an abbreviated interview we did with Ellie and we wanted to share the rest of it with you! So, GIRLS CAN! community, meet Ellie!

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A Tale of Two Females

Today is International Women’s Day. It’s a day celebrating the achievements of women across the globe while also a call to action for greater gender equality. Today as we celebrate the amazingness of women, we wanted to share the story of how two females born at different times and on different continents inspired us to release The Groundbreaking Volcanologist this month. We’re talking about volcanologist Katia Krafft and 5-year-old Ellie.

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Happy 2019!

Dream big in 2019, girl! Encouraging kids to set goals is super important. Goal setting helps little ones develop greater independence and motivation (wouldn't you be more motivated going after something you decided you wanted to accomplish?!). Ring in the new year with a fun goal setting activity and have your little one think all about what they want to do, see, explore, and learn in 2019. Download your GIRLS CAN! 2019 Goal Planner HERE and have a new year full of inspiration!

It takes guts

If we saw an uncontrolled or unplanned fire, the vast majority of would us turn and run in the opposite direction. Those that charge forward and take on what can be an unpredictable beast are brave beyond measure and are just flat out gutsy. Who would do such a thing?

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Page A Day Math Giveaway


At GIRLS CAN! CRATE, we know the importance of building girls’ confidence and love for math from a young age. Studies show, despite performing just as well as boys in the subject, girls exhibit greater anxiety toward math. This could certainly be one reason girls are less likely to pursue careers with a heavy math focus as they grow. To help overcome this, girls need exposure to relatable role models in math fields (like the women we celebrate at GIRLS CAN! CRATE) and encouragement from grown-ups to pursue the subject.

So, we were super jazzed when we connected with Janice, a local Tucson woman (GIRLS CAN! CRATE is headquartered in Tucson, Arizona), who was about to launch an Indiegogo campaign to grow her company, Page A Day Math. Years ago, when Janice’s daughter was in second grade, she was surprised to learn that she struggled with basic math facts. So, to help her daughter succeed, she created her own program to practice math skills every day - and she saw her daughter’s confidence and abilities grow greatly. Eventually, Janice would become a middle school math teacher. She saw first hand the need for kids to build greater foundational math skills, and how this lack led to frustration, anxiety, and feelings of failure as students grew.

So, being a fearless go-getter, Janice created a solution and designed “Page A Day Math with the Math Squad!” This innovative, incremental math program “introduces new topics while continually building and improving on existing math facts knowledge to improve fluency and to build a strong academic foundation for lifelong learning.” Oh, and it’s also super fun - her animal math squad joins kids as they work through each book, sharing tips, jokes, and letting kids track their own progress to success!

To celebrate the upcoming launch of Page A Day Math’s Indiegogo launch, we’re hosting a giveaway and raffle. Every single person who enters will:

1) Get a FREE download of the first book in the Page A Day Math series of their choice. While each book will build in difficulty after the first, this will give you a good “taste” of how Janice has designed her program.

2) Be entered in a raffle to win your own October GIRLS CAN! CRATE, celebrating The Ambitious Astronomer, Nancy Roman.

Enter your email below for your INSTANT link and code to get your FREE book download and for your chance to win a GIRLS CAN! CRATE (see below for additional rules).

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CONTEST RULES: Free book download is available to every entrant after entering a valid email. By entering your email, you “opt in” to GIRLS CAN! CRATE and Page A Day Math’s e-newsletters. You may unsubscribe at any time. The GIRLS CAN! CRATE raffle is available for US residents only and ends Wednesday, September 26th.