Friday, March 17, 2017
I was honored to speak with Vicki Davis, @COOLCATTEACHER, about our student centered libraries in Lancaster! I encourage you to subscribe to her podcast for ten minutes of inspiration each day. It is a fantastic way to begin your day. As you will be able to tell from my initiation into the podcast world, I had a difficult time holding back my passion and excitement for the things we do in our libraries.
10 Minute Teacher with Vicki Davis Creating Student Centered Libraries
Friday, January 20, 2017
Wednesday we held our final vote and chose our Mock Newbery winner. We are thrilled to share our reading recommendations with you!
Friday, July 15, 2016
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Sunday, November 2, 2014
I sat down for the second time with Revolution by Deborah Wiles. It didn't take long to whiz through this book. I literally couldn't put it down. Tears were streaming from my eyes as I finished and I continue to process the history and deeper meanings hidden in this beautiful novel. The combination of a trying time in our country, during the Freedom Summer, and a girl struggling to define her family and her world can be a lot to process emotionally. Although it appears that our country has come so far, you can still see glimpses of the "Revolution" still occurring every day!
I attended the Lancaster Art Department's craft show yesterday. Local author, Dan Bomkamp, was there proudly displaying his books. My daughter was dying to read one of his books after perusing his stories and talking with him. He recommended that she start with The Adventures of Thunderfoot. She proudly took her personally autographed copy home and began reading it. Each chapter is a new outdoor adventure with a slight twist of humor. I'm anxious to read about Thunderfoot and discuss my perspective with Sophie!
Monday, October 20, 2014
Battle of the Books is in full swing at Lancaster Middle School. Let's just say that I'm a little behind on the book list! I am currently reading Doll Bones by Holly Black. The eerie cover drew me in at once. This feeling continues as the adventure unfolds.
Check out the Battle of the Books on WEMTA. How many of the books have you read?