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hey, kids, what’s new?

May 24th, 2017 · No Comments · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Education

In case any of my former students drop by this blog… I’m teaching preschool at the moment. It’s kind of awesome, because even though you’re thinking to yourself, Self, the babies! They’re soooo cute. Aw, fingerpainting. Playing with the tactile table (ribbons, pasta, plastic marbles). Raising butterflies. Taking naps. They are not babies. They’re important, [...]

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TumbleBook Library & Storyline Online

October 12th, 2015 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Would you like to read a book by the sea? Or perhaps on a computer, in a warm cozy room? My students and I are very fond of the TumbleBook Library. (Storyline Online is another good one for virtual storytime.) You can access it by going to Beaverton City Library, then [...]

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poem + pic

September 26th, 2015 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Poetry

(Photo by Steve Rawley) “The Secret of the Sea” Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me As I gaze upon the sea! All the old romantic legends, All my dreams, come back to me. Sails of silk and ropes of sandal, Such as gleam in ancient lore; And the singing of the sailors, And the answer [...]

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Off to a new adventure…

September 5th, 2015 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Book Geek, Libraries

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Hello, students and anyone else who is reading this, I am happy and I am a little sad, too. I’m leaving one school for another — from computer lab to library and computer lab — starting next week. You kids at my old school — you’re great students. But you know [...]

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this week in Technology…

February 2nd, 2015 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Education

…we’re working on reading, math, reading, keyboarding, math and Google Docs. Because we really like to write, that’s why! And now, how about a beautiful picture for you, before we jump into the lesson? (Photo by Steve Rawley) (That’s Willie Nelson, with his pretty daughter, Amy, singing back-up, and his amazing harp player, Mickey Raphael. [...]

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Charlie!

August 30th, 2014 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek

For those of us who love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Roald Dahl’s classic, here is a sneak peek at what might have been… The Dahl estate has just released some “insider info” on a lost chapter, additional characters, etc. (There’s a cool Quentin Blake video linked on that page, too.) The book celebrates its [...]

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qotd, pic of the day

September 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!

(Photo by Steve Rawley) “New opinions are always suspected, and usually opposed, without any other reason but because they are not already common.” — John Locke, philosopher (1632-1704)

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qotd, pic of the day

September 17th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!

(Photo by Steve Rawley) “Words strain, / Crack and sometimes break, under the burden, / Under the tension, slip, slide, perish, / Decay with imprecision, will not stay in place, / Will not stay still.” – T.S. Eliot, poet (1888-1965)

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (9th-12th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (a dozen total) for grades 9 through 12 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Grave Mercy,” by Robin LaFevers, 2012 “Rot & Ruin,” by Jonathan Maberry, 2010 “Daughter of Smoke & Bone,” by Laini Taylor, 2011 (2014 ORCA) “Copper [...]

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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (6th-8th grade)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Book Geek, Currently reading, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work, Titles to Look For

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (another 16…) for grades 6 through 8 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award): “Bigger Than a Bread Box,” by Laurel Snyder, 2011 “Magyk,” by Angie Sage, 2005 “Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life,” by James Patterson, 2011 [...]

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