Monthly Archives: December 2015

Gathering thoughts

  It is the last week of the year and I am reviewing my garden journal. This journal has the details of my garden life – seeds planted, dates, weather patterns, ideas for new garden beds, drawings so I know … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? Beyond awards

The Hired Girl by Laura Am Schlitz – this was my read the week before Christmas. I was hooked while reading it but keep wondering about what group of girls will read this book? I suppose it is the historical … Continue reading

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Awards follow up – the wonders of reading

A few weeks ago I shared the books our Chapter and Verse book group were reading. We met last week and voted for books we liked or thought might be worthy of an award. You need to keep in mind … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? – Think of the Newbery

It is December 21 the longest night of the year. Since I often “save” my reading till night I am more than happy to have a long winters night to get caught up on 2015 release books. There are so … Continue reading

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Working so hard

We are three days away from our winter break and I am testing, testing and testing. Today it was two classes of third graders. A reading test. I know the teachers were hoping the test might give them data to … Continue reading

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To much to sort out –

It is Tuesday and I want to write and post but my head is spinning. There are so many thoughts I can’t see clear to even write. As we near this holiday time the world both locally and beyond seems … Continue reading

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It’s Monday! What are you reading? Thinking awards

I am part of the children’s book group that is called Chapter and Verse Book Club.¬† They have small groups¬†around the United States who meet in libraries or book stores to discuss children’s books. This month we are discussing a … Continue reading

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