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By Your Side by Kasie West

Honestly, there’s nothing Kasie could write that I wouldn’t want to read. She’s an auto-buy author for me, and I’ve never been disappointed.

In By Your Side… 141 more words

YA

Throwback Thursday - Choose Your Own Adventure

Choose Your Own Adventure

By Anson Montgomery

I remember the demand for these books in the library at school, they were always on hold and very nearly never actually on the shelf.   220 more words

Libraries

Beyond the Red Pen: Have Students Actively Reflect on Their Writing

Following our look at the Abraham Lincoln assassination, my US History students wrote a paragraph about Lincoln as a president – was he truly the greatest president, or was he a potential tyrant? 290 more words

Education

Team 83: Holmes International VEX Robotics Tournament Champions

Eagle Engineering fielded two teams at the Holmes International VEX Robotics tournament on Saturday, February 18. Team 1138B from the high school, and Team 83 from the middle school were part of the 42 teams who battled for prestige and the chance to qualify for California State Championships. 185 more words

High School

ISTEP, USTEP, WEALLSTEP...

Dear sanity,

It’s been real, and I’ll miss you in the upcoming week. Getting my students ready for ISTEP has been draining you, and I solemnly promise to replenish you during Spring Break. 132 more words

Middle School

Writing Assignment

My students had to do a short writing assignment today in which they simply had to answer the question, “What is the most challenging thing you have ever done?” Of the numerous answers given, two stood out. 81 more words

Education

The Remains of Great Zimbabwe

Some time around 2000, one of us took a college class about the history of southern Africa. It was eye-opening in many ways, including for being a first introduction — at age 19 — to Great Zimbabwe, an imposing ruin in present-day Zimbabwe. 378 more words

High School