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Beauty: A Retelling of the Story of Beauty and the Beast (1978) and Rose Daughter (1997), by Robin McKinley

Beauty (1978)

This is the story as it should be told, with all of the beauty and love and magic of the original fairy tale, brought to life by McKinley’s rich narrative. 449 more words

Able Readers

My son wants a "pizza rolls not gender roles" T-shirt

I am considering getting my son a “pizza rolls, not gender roles” shirt, because no middle school wardrobe should be without it.

Except he doesn’t like pizza rolls and I am not sure that I want to endorse the advertisement of almost foodness to young people getting food choice freedom for the first time (at school lunch at least). 28 more words


Science Unit Studies, A Review

If you have been following my blog for a while, you’ll know that I got super stoked to see Funtastic Unit Studies offer full book titled … 1,204 more words


Writing Is Thinking Book Review: How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One by Stanley Fish

Stanley Fish’s How to Write a Sentence and How to Read One serves as a guidebook for sentence writing as well as a model of analytical thinking for sentence reading. 603 more words

Middle School

Guest Essay: A Current Girl on the Run Tells Us What She's Learned

As the grand finale of an incredible month celebrating Girls on the Run alumna, we decided to get the scoop from a current Girl on the run so we could see the wonderful, empowering Gotr lessons in action. 746 more words

The Fourteenth Goldfish, by Jennifer L. Holm

The fourteenth Goldfish
Jennifer L. Holm
2014 by Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN – 9780375870644
Genre – Science Fiction
Age – Middle School… 224 more words


First Day

Today was my first day with the students in my classes. I have two groups of kids: a 7th grade class and an 8th grade one. 192 more words