Primer of Educational Wisdom: Six Bees for Children Published by Outskirts Press

Author and career educator Dorothy Sweet Calhoun offers a primer of “life wisdoms” and guiding principles to help children make right decisions, be responsible, and make and achieve their goals for success in life.

Grand Prairie, TX, August 11, 2012 --( Author and retired educator, Dorothy Sweet Calhoun announced today the release of Six Bees for Children, A Collection of Educational Wisdoms for Children, published by Outskirts Press. Calhoun’s hands-on, full color manual helps parents, teachers, homeschoolers, grandparents and principals show children the value of six fundamental life concepts that lead the way to a happy, confident and successful future as adults.

Calhoun brings six honey bees swarming her young readers’ way with basic messages about life which will help them be decisive, be responsible and, ultimately, be successful. Bee Smart, Bee Safe, Bee Honest, Bee Respectful, Bee Happy and Bee Successful are the industrious characters the author uses to entertain and instruct young children in core life values.

With more than three decades of experience in the classroom, Calhoun knows that preparing a student early is essential for an adult life filled with happiness and peace. By nurturing and practicing the six principles in Six Bees for Children, young students can build their personal foundations for success.

While the manual is designed predominantly for parents, grandparents, teachers, principals and homeschoolers to use one-on-one with students in kindergarten through grade five, older children as well can use the guide to either refresh themselves on these basic precepts or, in some cases, to be introduced to them for the first time.

Calhoun’s guide will help parents and educators instill self-discipline, inspire good decision making and reinforce the image of a successful life in both young and older children who today are so in need of these basic guiding principles.

Six Bees for Children is available on-line in paperback through Amazon and Barnes and Noble and at for a maximum trade discount in quantities of ten or more.

Format: 8.5 x 8.5 color paperback ISBN: 978-1-4327-8870-4 SRP: $14.95
Genre: Juvenile nonfiction/social issues/manners and etiquette/elementary education

About the author:

Dorothy Sweet Calhoun was born and raised in Zwolle, Louisiana. She attended Grambling College in Louisiana and received her B.S. Degree in Art Education. Afterward she resided in Grand Prairie, Texas, for forty-two years and she received her Master’s Degree in Art Education, with a minor in Supervision, from Texas Woman’s University in Denton, Texas. She received Mid-Management certification at Texas Women’s University and she has taught high school, junior high and elementary school for a total of thirty-two years. She also served as an elementary school Assistant Principal. She’s been named in the Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers; she’s a recognized Unsung Hero by the GPISD and The NAACP; and she’s received an award as an All American Scholar as well as receiving many other awards and recognitions. After retirement, Dorothy decided to write children’s books after having so many years of experience with children. Her books share positive, educational messages for children to be successful. She is also the author of Why Dinosaurs Are Extinct and The Princesses of Arvallay.

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