Author: Diane

More Book Recommendations

Here is a list of books that I highly recommend.  I am grouping them by reading level.  Do not frustrate young readers by forcing them to read books at their school grade level if they aren’t ready.  Good readers grow…

Summer Reading

I always like to recommend some books for summer reading and this summer is no exception.  Instead of a list, I thought I would do longer posts about really special books.   The View from Saturday by E. L. Konigsburg…

Tutoring

I tutor because I love to teach. I tutor because I love to eat. I tutor because I love spending time with kids. I tutor because living in a house is sweet.   OK, that's a bad poem.  But, hidden…

More Middle Grades Summer Reading

Here are some great ideas for summer reading for the middle grades. First is the classic 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne.  This is the author who invented futuristic writing.  As the story begins, a mysterious sea monster…

Summer reading again

Did you ever think about how to get a student interested in poetry?  Sometimes, it's a tough sell.  This book of poetry is a great starter for students in grades 2-5.  The poems are about every day things and help…

Getting ready for summer reading?

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams-Garcia is a great choice for readers in grades 5-9.  It takes place during the civil rights era of the mid to late 1960s.  The narrator is an eleven year old girl who is responsible…

NASA Tragedies

This coming Friday, February 1, is the official Day of Remembrance for all fallen United States Astronauts.  The date was chosen because it is the anniversary of the day the space shuttle Columbia had a malfunction upon reentry into the…

Winnie-the-Pooh

Alan Alexander Milne (A.A. Milne) was a dedicated father.  He spent many wonderful hours with his son Christopher.  Like most dads, he loved telling his son bedtime stories.   He used his son's stuffed animals as characters in his stories.   In…

Fahrenheit 451??

This cartoon reminded me so much of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury.  I couldn't resist sharing it.  It is meant to be funny, but the truth of it is frightening. 

JOTD – Teachers

A boy came home after learning geometry.  His father asked what he had learned and the child said, "π r squared."  His father replied, "pie are not squared, cornbread are squared.  Pie are round."

SSAT upcoming schedule

2012-2013 Standard Test Calendar — Registration Begins August 1st     October 13, 2012     November 10, 2012     December 8, 2012     January 5, 2013     February 2, 2013     March 2, 2013     April 20, 2013     June 8,…