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Madness of March

I know many things, but sports, and I mean all sports (except bicycling), elude my comprehension. About four years ago a sixth grade teacher at my school somehow got me […]

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Free Verse Reading

Free verse novels are among my favorite genres of books to read. I finished Crossing Stones by Helen Frost over the break and again I find my life enriched by […]

The Wonder of it all.

Wonder by R.J. Palacio

August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a facial deformity that prevented him from going to a mainstream school—until now. He's about to start school at Beecher Prep, and if you've […]

Summer Reading Options

Summer Reading Options

What an amazing year! I feel lucky to work in such a great school with such great kids. I count my blessings daily. As summer approaches we have several reading […]

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Book Awards and Honors

"I'd like to thank the Academy…" Those are often the lines uttered when actors win an Oscar, but what about books? There are numerous book awards and in this post […]

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Genre Green

I love receiving emails from parents about book suggestions. It makes me feel like Oprah! Better yet, it makes me feel valued and appreciated. That's what I do. I read. […]

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Debates 2012

Debate was a spelling word when I was in 5th grade. I remember distinctly when Mrs. Johnson singled me out and said that I should know that word because my […]

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I remember thinking the word was "fraction" when I first encountered it as an 8th grader. Someone misspelled a word and I found it. I was pleased with myself. Faction […]


Savvy by Ingrid Law

Savvy by Ingrid Law is such a sweet, wonderful, in spiring story. It's all about the amazing Beaumont family. For generations, the Beaumont family has concealed a magical secret.  Each […]


Debate Research Winding Down

"It's a lot to ask of a 13-year old." That was a comment from a former Skyridge student who works out in the world and at 25 remembered the rigorous […]