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Fun, easy, no clean-up science projects…

July 9th, 2014 · Comments Off · Research, Science & Math, Student Work

…because you know you’re looking for something to do. Here are ideas for 11 fun science experiments. Kids, please check with your parents first. xo Mrs. R

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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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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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private note to my students…

June 3rd, 2010 · Comments Off · Student Work

… you guys are the best. Private note to the 8th graders: Rock high school, all right? Just rock it. I know you’ll do great. I’ll be here if you want to stop by and say hi. – Ms. Nancy

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British Libraries and Nan on the Go

October 24th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Educational Web Sites, Student Work, Titles to Look For, Uncategorized

One of my readers, Nan-from-England (formerly-known-as-Nan-from-Trinidad) and I have mutual admiration society. We have not yet met in person, due to the fact that I refuse to fly anywhere, but that does not slow us down. (When you see her name in the comments section, do not be confused. I am Nancy, she is Nan.) [...]

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The 8th Grade Class on “What Have You Lost?” (Naomi Shihab Nye)

October 1st, 2009 · 1 Comment · Author! Author!, Poetry, Student Work

The poet Naomi Shihab Nye once asked a class of students, “What have you lost?” and told them to write. That’s what I like to call: “Hit it and quit it.” Today I asked the 8th grade students (and their teachers) at my school the same question. Here is what they came up with. Hope [...]

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