- Guest Post: White Washing by Wyatt Bryson
- Countdown to Mockingjay!!!
- Fairy Tale Fridays: A Tibetan Tale
As I mentioned above, I am not sure where this past week went and I'm having a hard time even remembering highlights! However, I will say that yesterday was the Grand Opening of one of our local libraries. I really wanted to go to the opening ceremonies, but was unable to make it due to child responsibilities. However, I did get lucky and was able to take a trip children-free later in the afternoon! The opening is actually of the old library that has recently undergone HUGE renovations! I was not living in this community at the time of the old building, so I have nothing to compare it to, but I can say that I think the new building is gorgeous!! See for yourself . . .
This upcoming week is a big one for my household! My son starts Kindergarten this week, and we have checked out a multitude of books and videos regarding the start of school. If I come across any really good ones, I will definitely be posting about them here! I also have students arriving on campus this week, have to finalize the class syllabus, and am facilitating a discussion for our campus' summer reading program. I particularly want to incorporate a multitude of literature into my course, so if you have any suggestions for titles, short stories, or poetry that address transitions . . . . particularly educational transitions as I will be working with first-year college students . . . please feel free to share them! I am so excited to be back in the classroom again!!
Despite the craziness of the week, here is what I hope to have coming here on the blog . . .
- Guest Post by "The Familiars"
- Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling (with another fun wizarding recipe!)
- The Top 100 Children's Book Challenge
- Review: Only in New York Darling! by Virginie Sommet
Thankfully, I've got most of this written! It will all depend on how much computer time I will have to get them actually posted and scheduled!!
And, last but not least, I wanted to draw your attention to On Our Minds @ Scholastic: Summertime is Harry Potter Time. Considering that I am almost done with Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, I think I would have to tend to agree! However, there is so much more! Did you know that Scholastic has launched some great wizarding games on their Harry Potter website? I am definitely keeping track of this website to share with my kids when they are old enough!! Click on over and check them out for yourself! In the meantime, I will leave you with this . . . it is never too early to start sharing your favorite books with your children! I just taught my 2 year old how to say Harry Potter and told her never to forget the name! She walked around all afternoon repeating "Harry Potter" over and over again!! :P
Hope you have a magical week!