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Hello, kids!

November 4th, 2013 · Comments Off · Education

(Photo by Steve Rawley) Learning: It’s heavenly. What’s up, my students? How are you? I hope you enjoyed the long weekend. We had fun — we inhaled pounds of candy and went to the beach. Now we are all getting ready for a fast week of school, then another long weekend, playing. Four-day weekends cannot [...]

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Ancient Egypt comes to life

September 24th, 2013 · Comments Off · Education, Educational Web Sites

I promised my students I would link this again. Here you go, kids! – Ms. Nancy Do you know about the city of Heracleion? You should. The ruins were located in 2000, and for the past 13 years the divers have been having a field day. Take a look: And a few more links: Huffington [...]

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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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Oregon Battle of the Books, 2013-2014 (3rd-5th)

July 15th, 2013 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Education, Events & Readings, Libraries, Student Work

We’ve started reading next year’s OBOB selections at our house. Here are the titles (wowza, 16 of them!) for grades 3 through 5 (ORCA is short for Oregon Reader’s Choice Award; BCCCA is short for Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award): “Abraham Lincoln” by Mary Pope Osborne, 2011 (Cannot go wrong with MPO.) “Birchbark House” by [...]

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Have a beautiful week, everyone…

June 9th, 2013 · Comments Off · Art, Education, Libraries

School is almost out for my kids, my students, and me. This has been a long haul this year, but I think my students and kids are looking forward to school being out more than I am! Don’t laugh, but I miss school (especially my library) over the summer. Public library will have to do, [...]

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Oregon readers: Reading Is An Investment program now underway

December 5th, 2011 · Comments Off · Book Geek, Education, Educational Web Sites

This year’s Reading is an Investment program is in full swing. Sponsored by the State Treasurer and the Oregon College Savings Plan, it aims to promote literacy and financial education among K-5 elementary students in Oregon. As part of RII, public elementary school libraries in Oregon are receiving two free books: Pigs Will be Pigs: [...]

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Books for the Homeless in Portland, Ore.

July 2nd, 2011 · Comments Off · Author! Author!, Education, Library Politics

Love this story. Happy summer, everyone. – Ms. Nancy

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using Twitter as a classroom tool

March 9th, 2011 · Comments Off · Education

Interesting post. Have a good Wednesday! – Ms. Nancy

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New Spice/study like a scholar, scholar

July 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Education

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