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"Rules" by Cynthia Lord

“No toys in the fish tank.”

I really enjoyed this book. I didn’t know what it was about before I began, I didn’t even read the back. 147 more words

Young Adult Lit

Celebrating Real

This week I’m celebrating with Ruth Ayres. Please take a look at all of this week’s celebrations on her blog.

 Real Writing

This week we had some excitement in my class when one of my fourth grade students, Charlotte, had her review of… 304 more words


When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind.”-Wayne Dyer

For anyone who read the brilliant novel Wonder by R.J. Palacio, this precept is very familiar. 874 more words

Welcome to My Reading Life

I wasn’t going to blog this week.  Whatever nasty virus that has been making the late winter circuit finally caught up with me.  I was out of school for two days, and my workload kept piling up.  590 more words

Half A Chance

Half A Chance by Cynthia Lord
Published by Scholastic Press

An evocative, beautiful and powerful story set in New Hampshire where we meet Lucy, a budding photographer, who is trying to find her way with photography, with a new home and with new friends. 104 more words

Book Review

Friday's Recommendation [1]

Hi there!

Sudah lama ingin ikutan meme ini, tapi baru kesampaian sekarang. Yah, giveaway memang bikin lebih bersemangat ya *dijitak Kak Ren

Anyway, langsung saja kita membahas buku apa yang hendak saya bahas untuk Friday’s Recommendation kali ini. 249 more words



I recently read an article about the influence of trajectory on our perceptions of events.  The gist of the article deduced that if an event was not very satisfying but ended very positively (upward trajectory) that the event was perceived as an overall positive experience.  695 more words