Monthly Archives: August 2014

Day One for Teachers

Yesterday I had the honor of helping my daughter work on setting up her classroom for the year. This is her third year and it is amazing to watch her skill and organization. I know she was feeling crazy because … Continue reading

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What was I thinking?

  Testing – the one thing I hated from the start of teaching. I remember when in college a long time ago and doing a practicum in a small town in Iowa. My teacher thought it best I just jump … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? – realistic fiction

Nest by Esther Ehrilch is a powerful read. (release date September 9, 2014) Naomi Orenstein and her family have a comfortable life on Cape Cod until they don’t. Mom’s a dancer, Dad a psychiatrist, an older sister and Naomi, better known … Continue reading

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Who motivates you to read?

Motivation: stimulate (someone’s) interest in or enthusiasm for doing something At some point over the weekend I read someones blog (so sorry I can’t find it now to give you credit) about celebrating those people that keep them reading, sharing new … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you Reading? – one new and one old

This last week I picked up a few books from Net Galleys to read. One was The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill. I began but got rerouted to her earlier book Iron Hearted Violet which came out in 2012. It … Continue reading

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