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My Journey Continues as a Literacy Strategist


Oh my students never cease to amaze me.  Calvin did something today that has to rank as one of the sweetest gestures I’ve ever seen. Well today, Calvin hadn’t even walked into the classroom, and he handed me a book.  It was Whistle for Willie. Now we’ve read many Ezra Jack Keats books and I’ve talked about how he’s one of my favorite authors.  I wasn’t sure why Calvin was.. Read More


Joey has an older brother.  In fact, his older brother goes to our school.  Sam is in fifth grade so the age difference is pretty big, but the way he takes care of his little brother is something to be admired. Last week, the book fair started in our school’s library.  The day it began, Sam popped in to see me. “Hey, Mr. _____, I have some money… can I.. Read More