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Growing Up in Wild Horse Canyon (2018), by Karen Autio

I’ve been waiting for this book for a while now: ever since I read and loved Karen Autio’s Kah-Lan: The Adventurous Sea Otter (2015). Responding to my review, the author told me of her new project, a history of the Okanagan for young readers, that she was working on with illustrator Loraine Kemp. 670 more words

Middle School

Run into history!!

They are the trailblazers.

The 15 young men and women in Coupeville Middle School cross country jerseys who ran Wednesday in the league championships at Langley may not fully realize what they have accomplished. 259 more words

John Fisken Photos

Take the Geo Challenge with your 5th - 8th Graders!

What Will You Do to Save the Planet? Take the GeoChallenge!

Did you know that 500 million plastic straws are used every day? Eight million tons of plastic flow into the ocean every year. 109 more words


10.19 — Photographing Sports Meeting

This week in Changzhou, my school held its fall sports meeting. This was not my first sports meeting, but it has (so far) been by far and away the biggest and most involved sports meeting I have seen. 296 more words


Crosscutting Concepts

I gotta say, I don’t really like the next gen standards. I mean, really?!! The only part I can really wrap my brain around right now are the crosscutting concepts. 328 more words

Why Can't I Be You

Teen Book Blogger, Elizabeth N. recommends Why Can’t I Be You by Melissa Walker

Why Can’t I Be You is a realistic fiction novel about a girl named Claire, who is a tween. 199 more words


The Tough Stuff

Year: 2

Sometimes, short weeks can be worse weeks, just because even one new factor can drastically shift students’ behavior. As we get farther into the school year, and kids get more comfortable in the classroom, I saw that happen this week. 305 more words