Sharp As Tacks!

I’ve been thinking about last Tuesday and the fun I had reading with third graders in Connecticut. I’m convinced that third graders are the sharpest people on the face of the earth. They are incredibly enthusiastic about everything. Their faces literally shine with unabashed anticipation. They volunteer for anything. They sit on the floor with … More Sharp As Tacks!

Trying to Reblog and Screwing It Up

I came across and interesting graphic on another blogger’s site. Rachel Poli writes reviews and blogs about the importance of reading and literature. You should check in at  when you get a chance.  She found this graphic on Pinterest. ( I might add that I’m just learning the ins and outs of Pinterest myself, although … More Trying to Reblog and Screwing It Up

Skyping With Milanda

Reading with children is one of the best investments anyone can make. The returns are gratifying on so many levels; not the least of which is bonding. Every Saturday morning, I Skype with a friend, Shengdong and his daughter, Biyun Lin. They live in China.  Sometimes, if it is a holiday, his wife Mary will … More Skyping With Milanda