Wednesday, May 27, 2009


Many of you may be familiar with the Catwings books by Ursula K. Le Guin. Just saw some news on MSN that gives credence to her fictional story. (At least it does if you are a cat lover.)
A cat in China has grown wings.

Here is the link to the story

My students that have loved the Catwings books are going to be so excited when I share this next year.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Wonderful find in Tallahassee

I am on a short visit to my son and daughter-in-law's in Tallahassee, Florida. On previous visits I had noticed a Goodwill Book Store in Tallahassee on Thomasville Road but had never stopped. Today I was on a mission to find some Janet Evanovich books for my niece so we visited the store. It is a treasure. Neat, organized, decorated, cozy, friendly staff, excellent quality used books.....a children's room, a video room, cookbooks, fiction, nonfiction, biography, Christian fiction, best sellers, notecards and journals, travel books. I was delighted. Mondays are 30% off. Books are priced a tiny bit higher than some thrift shops I have visited, but the ambience and shelving justified it. Paperbacks I purchased were $3.20 and hardbacks were $5.99. Any book lover in the Tallahassee area or traveling through would do well to stop in.

Saturday, May 23, 2009


Yesterday was our last day at school. The students picked up their report cards, all yearly reports were completed and submitted, the furniture is up on the tables and bookcases so the carpet can be cleaned this summer.

I have a reading list from LM_NET members that I am anxious to begin.

My friend and coworker, Nikki Millraney, has written a book and published it through blurb. This spring she had to have brain surgery for an aneurysm. The book entitled
Everyday Miracles....Glimpses of God in the Ordinary is available for purchase from blurb, but you can also read a preview (the first 15 pages online). Go to, click on bookstore, click on all categories, and look for the title. She has a wonderful testimony. The book follows her journey during the scary days of the discovery of her aneurysm and the subsequent surgery. It details how God made Himself known to her during this time.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Wow! 4th Graders Were Busy in the Library This Year.

I prepared this presentation for my 4th graders to show all the activities we completed this year. The powerpoint was done with a pretty ABC template from Brainy Betty, but the file was too large to upload to google docs, so here it is plain.