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The Life of a Book?

What is the life of a book? Wed. afternoon I hosted two vendors at my school. One of them stated they had an unconditional guarantee of their books. If the book fell apart, binding broke, or pages came out as an example, they’d replace it because our relationship was worth more than the price of [...]

The Life of a Book?

What is the life of a book? Wed. afternoon I hosted two vendors at my school. One of them stated they had an unconditional guarantee of their books. If the book fell apart, binding broke, or pages came out as an example, they’d replace it because our relationship was worth more than the price of [...]

Connected Army Families

Fourteen weeks after theArmy Infantry training officially began my oldest son (referred to as #1 son) has now graduated. Within 10 minutes of graduation he marched off to Airborne Hold and is now in an Airborne unit. Fortunately after we parents stood in the hot Georgia sun for 5 hours, their new unit released them [...]

Connected Army Families

Fourteen weeks after theArmy Infantry training officially began my oldest son (referred to as #1 son) has now graduated. Within 10 minutes of graduation he marched off to Airborne Hold and is now in an Airborne unit. Fortunately after we parents stood in the hot Georgia sun for 5 hours, their new unit released them [...]

School Counselors & Bibliotherapy

Steve Barancik at Best Children’s Books states "the number one meaning of the word Bibliotherapy..is the use of books to help children experiencing difficult times." He has combed the lists of best books to compile his own lists on these topics: alcoholism and drug abuse bullying death and dying disabilities and handicaps divorce, separation and [...]

School Counselors & Bibliotherapy

Steve Barancik at Best Children’s Books states "the number one meaning of the word Bibliotherapy..is the use of books to help children experiencing difficult times." He has combed the lists of best books to compile his own lists on these topics: alcoholism and drug abuse bullying death and dying disabilities and handicaps divorce, separation and [...]

Moon Festival

All over the world people celebrate their version of Harvest Moon/Mid-Autumn Moon Festivals. In many cultures you can read tales of the moon. For Chinese families, this is reunion time and there is a special food involved – moon cakes. If you cannot return home, my Chinese family in Taiwan taught me long ago that [...]

Moon Festival

All over the world people celebrate their version of Harvest Moon/Mid-Autumn Moon Festivals. In many cultures you can read tales of the moon. For Chinese families, this is reunion time and there is a special food involved – moon cakes. If you cannot return home, my Chinese family in Taiwan taught me long ago that [...]

Bibliomania? Do you suffer?

I confess. Not only do I suffer bibliomania, but I actively encourage the practice subversively in my school. A second grade teacher came to me and described the reading problem she is having in class. She was actively teaching the entire class when suddenly one of our ELL students tapped his neighbors on the shoulder [...]

Bibliomania? Do you suffer?

I confess. Not only do I suffer bibliomania, but I actively encourage the practice subversively in my school. A second grade teacher came to me and described the reading problem she is having in class. She was actively teaching the entire class when suddenly one of our ELL students tapped his neighbors on the shoulder [...]