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New Moon's 30 Great Books for Girls

New Moon Girls, the magazine written by girls for girls, has a list of 30 Great Books for Girls to help you get your daughter's summer read on. "We like these books especially because they’re all about girls who are smart, brave, bold, funny,…

Reading Leader

Ainsley is finishing up the 2nd grade. She scored the most reading points in her class. When she finished the highest reading goal in early May, she spent the remainder of the time helping her friends reach the same goal. The four…

Kids LOVE Reading

Kids love reading. At least my kids do. Here's a handy little parenting tip you can try to make them simply adore it: 2 bedtimes. The first one, the kids get ready for bed - brush teeth, pajamas, drink, yada, yada. We do it at 7:30, pick…
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What's History?

This guy in my Sunday school class, Thomas Ratliff, is running for Texas State School Board. He's the moderate Republican opposing a right-wing conservative Christian Republican, Don McLeroy. McLeroy is a dentist who leads a majority voting…

Observations of a Kindergarten Sub

I substituted Kindergarten for 2 days. On both days I had lunch duty. No wonder kids are obese. School lunch is an unhealthy mixture of sweets and low-quality carbohydrates. On one day the 5-year-olds were served TWO hamburgers with white…
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Ms. Tracee, Substitute Teacher

I'm substitute teaching this year. I need to make money. My three-and-a-half-year-old son Zack is watching too much TV and playing too many video games when he's not in preschool. I think he'll do very well in preschool five days a week.…