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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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“Six Forgotten YA Books You Should Revisit Now”

March 11th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Author! Author!, Book Geek

Great list, check it out. Hey, I haven’t blogged in a little while, what’s up with that? I’ve been busy teaching, that’s what! What’s new with you? xo, Ms. Nancy (Photo by Steve Rawley)

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