For some reason this summer was less busy than those in years past. I had more time for myself than ever and I spent a great deal of time on my back porch, with my sweet puppies, reading many, many books. This picture doesn't include those I listened to on Audible -- Or those … Continue reading My Summer Reading Was AWESOME!
As the 2018-19 school year kicks off, every teacher is faced with the same question: what should I do on the first day? Last year I did centers which worked relatively well. The only problem with that is we didn’t have any time as a class to be all together. So, this year, before we … Continue reading The picture book you need for Day 1
Books have always been my first love. Since Mrs. Justice's 5th grade class, when we were allowed to check out any book we wanted from the library AND have reading time in class, I was hooked. Nancy Drew, Trixie Belden, Laura Ingalls were all my friends that year. During high school I devoured historical fiction, … Continue reading How in the World Do You Find Time to Read?
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to hear Patrick Phillips, author of Blood at The Root, speak locally last week. I did not grow up in the community I now live and teach in and when I moved here 25 years ago, I was told the very basics of its history -- there was … Continue reading The Power of Author Talks