Thoughts about Life and Faith

Reflections on a New Job, Transitions, and Perfect Timing

~ Weekend mornings are for pancakes ~ It only took me until Monday this week to realize I wouldn't have the time or, more importantly, the energy to write a reading-related blog post this week. We'll get back to that soon, I promise. But why didn't I have the time and energy, you might wonder?… Continue reading Reflections on a New Job, Transitions, and Perfect Timing

Parent Tips · Teaching · Uncategorized

Things Good Readers Do: Make Connections

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read full disclosure for more information. In the previous post of this series, I went over the strategy of visualization and how I teach it. This strategy is part of what good… Continue reading Things Good Readers Do: Make Connections

Parenting Tips · Teaching

Things Good Readers Do: Visualize

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read full disclosure for more information. In part 1 of this series, we went through some essential habits that good readers develop in their lives. In part 2 of this series, we're… Continue reading Things Good Readers Do: Visualize

Parent Tips · Reading

Things Good Readers Do: Predict and Question

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read full disclosure for more information. After a few weeks' hiatus, we're back with the second part of the Things Good Readers Do series! Hopefully the timing of this post (and others)… Continue reading Things Good Readers Do: Predict and Question

Book Lists

11 Books for a Mid-Year Refocus on Your Goals

This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read full disclosure for more information. Photo by Pixabay on Pexels.com It's the end of June which means we're halfway through the year. In Atomic Habits, the author, James Clear, states that… Continue reading 11 Books for a Mid-Year Refocus on Your Goals

Book Lists

Fables, Folklore, and Fairy Tales: 10 Delightful Retellings for Kids and Adults

Photo by Olya Kobruseva from Pexels This post may contain affiliate links, which means I’ll receive a commission if you purchase through my links, at no extra cost to you. Please read full disclosure for more information. We're in the midst of a "fractured fairy tale" unit in 4th grade ELA right now (last unit of the year!). How… Continue reading Fables, Folklore, and Fairy Tales: 10 Delightful Retellings for Kids and Adults