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ice music, panda bears, and a well-deserved weekend break

January 25th, 2014 · Comments Off · Currently reading, Education, Educational Web Sites, Music

Did you already catch that one? All I can say is: Cool! The students and I watched this one this week. We (heart) pandas. Then we checked out some of my favorite nature/animal websites and wrote about animals. We use Google docs at our school, and I must say, it’s handy for those times when [...]

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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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Time for Oregon Battle of the Books…

December 13th, 2012 · Comments Off · Art, Book Geek, Currently reading

Here is the reading list for grades 6-8. Interesting picks for titles. Happy almost winter! – Ms. Nancy (Photo by Steve Rawley)

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Would you like…

December 13th, 2011 · Comments Off · Currently reading

…some Tales from the Library? Happy Tuesday to you! – Ms. Nancy

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2010-2011 Oregon Battle of the Books & QOTD: Barrie

January 5th, 2011 · 7 Comments · Book Geek, Currently reading, Quote of the Day, Student Work

“You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.” – James M. Barrie, novelist and playwright (1860-1937) We’ve started the Oregon Battle of the Books at my school, and by “we” I mean our two incredible volunteers, Jenny [...]

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Top 10 Young Adult Chapter Books (from the New York Times Book Review)

November 29th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Currently reading

I always read through the Top 10 book lists, and this one jumped off the page at me (updated 11/27/09). Read through the descriptions. What does it say about today’s society — and our world — that these are the top picks? Food for thought. Best, Ms. Nancy 1 CATCHING FIRE, by Suzanne Collins. (Scholastic, [...]

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Oregon Battle of the Books 2009-2010

October 18th, 2009 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Contests & Prizes, Currently reading

Dear students and teachers, Let’s not do the full Oregon Battle of the Books this year, with buzzers and bells and a full-on competition. I’d like to keep it simple. I was thinking… how about for those students (and staff) who are interested, we read as many of the books from the lists as we [...]

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What We’re Reading at My House This Week & QOTD: George Bernard Shaw

September 30th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Currently reading, Quote of the Day

“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” — George Bernard Shaw, writer, Nobel laureate (1856-1950) Reading: “Tales of Ancient Greece” (Enid Blyton) “Smitten: A Kitten’s Guide to Happiness” (Rachael Hale) “I Will Never Not Ever Eat a Tomato” (Lauren Child) “Good Morning, Gorillas” (Magic Tree House #26, Mary Pope Osborne. The series [...]

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What We’re Reading at My House This Week

September 7th, 2009 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Currently reading

A better question would be: What are we not reading at my house this week? The list might be shorter. I have always been in the habit of reading between three to five books at a time. If I find a book that I really love, I read it straight through and ignore the other [...]

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