Monthly Archives: May 2013

Avoid the Summer Reading Slump!

Reading is the number one way you can keep up with your reading skills and strategies.  Throughout the summer I will post book chats and summaries on books which I have read.  Feel free to respond with a comment, question, and/or a book recommendation of your own!  I will respond to any questions, comments you have, too!

Come August, if you can prove to me (in any way of your choosing) that you actually READ 5 just right books over the summer, I will have a special prize for you! I know you can all do it!!

Happy Summer Reading!

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Posted by on May 30, 2013 in Uncategorized


Speed Book Dating

On Friday to create their summer reading lists students took part in Speed Book Dating. Students were lined up across from a partner with their reading log. For three minutes students shared their favorite books they would recommend for summer reading. The students did well at this! I saw many great summer book lists! I hope students keep these lists with them over the summer during library and bookstore trips.

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Posted by on May 25, 2013 in Uncategorized


End of Year Survey

I’ve created a survey including some of the highlights of the school year. Please take a moment to take the survey. I cannot tell who the answers are from, so please be honest! Please include comments when necessary! Your honesty helps me plan for next school year.

Click here to take the survey.

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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Uncategorized


Joan Bauer Visits Hanover Countryside!

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Today my students were so very lucky!! They enjoyed a wonderful author visit from Joan Bauer! Joan talked with the students about her craft and how she goes about creating a character. The students and her created a character together – a boy of 10-11 years old, lives only with dad and is an only child, mom died in a car accident five years ago, dad is an author and times are tough for him right now, the young boy has quite the imaginattion and feels that he can still see mom with him. Joan also spent time telling them about how she came to be an author. Lastly, she spent some time answering questions from students. Joan Bauer had a great message – always have a dream, not a wish! Always bounce back up when you are knocked down!

I know I was very excited to have Joan Bauer visit and I hope the students enjoyed it as much as I did!!


Posted by on May 13, 2013 in Uncategorized