Bookstores

bookstore-482970_960_720After city shopping  (an activity that always leaves me feeling harried and discombobulated) how lovely to land in a bookstore and to disappear for a bit into the rich and varied land of so many lovely adventure, how to, what happened when, and that’s how it used to be books.  Even thirty minutes is enough to refresh one entirely. Blessed.

August is almost upon us

Canola_fieldWell, it’s a little cooler in the mornings here in Southern Alberta, canola fields are in full bloom, and my heart and mind are already turning towards heading back to school.  I’m curious about what the kids have been reading over the summer and looking forward to getting into some bookstores soon to find them some new treasures.

Choice

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It’s important to give kids choice and I am always happy to take student requests regarding what books they want in our Library.  If they get to pick them they will surely read them!

It was a little thing….but it helped

When the 2013 flood devastated the town of High River, I,  some of my colleagues and many of our students were affected.  The Clothesline project was a little thing, a simple thing…..but it helped. Recovery, healing and restoration is all about taking thousands of little steps.  This is one of them.  Enjoy!   Literacy for Life – Clothesline Project

New Katherine Applegate Book!

crenshawRead this little gem over the weekend and can’t wait to use it as a read-aloud for our great Cayley School kids.  A beautiful tender novel about family and struggle and honesty.  Crenshaw.  I highly recommend it!

 

Absorbed

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Ahhh…the wonder of being absorbed in a good book.  The joy of shutting away the rest of the world and disappearing on a spectacular adventure with the characters in a book!

If you Plant a Seed

IMG_20151118_140606This beautiful book by Kadir Nelson is a book for our time.  Plant kindness instead of selfishness and just wait and see the amazing and wonderful things that grow.  Really looking forward to sharing this with my students tomorrow.

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