Turkey Baster?

It’s Giver time, and we hit chapter 5 today. The Stirrings! One of my favorite things to read aloud to a class of easily embarrassed 7th graders.  Today, I’m going to rerun the post from this time a few years ago (2009!), when there was a decidedly vocal reaction to Jonas’s dream. I’ll be back […]

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Sweet Release

They read chapter 19 in The Giver last night, and so the Q/A period before the daily reading quiz had a bit of a different tone. Many had read ahead, or read the book in a previous class (curse thee once more, ye cursed book thieves), so the release of the twin wasn’t the blow […]

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Snow?

I’m not dead yet. It’s just been a bit busy ’round these parts lately. And I’ve been sleeping in for five days, so I’m still a little dopey. Even most of the kids were quiet today; they looked sort of tattered. “Where’s all the left-over pie I asked for?” “Everybody in my family went eeewww […]

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