Jabari Jumps into Book Talk Thursday!

It's pool season! Time all of us to let go and enjoy time at the pool in the hot sun. But what happens when it's your turn to jump off the diving board and get a little scared?
When life has scary moments, we can all be prepared to face those fears. Jabari reminds us of that in this Virginia Readers' Choice selection.

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Sing, Don't Cry this Book Talk Thursday

Times can be tough for many of our families, no matter the socioeconomic status. We have to be mindful of the things going on in our students' families to gain a better understanding of the why of behaviors and life. Today's Book Talk Thursday is one that can help everyone feel a little better, no matter what
When life seems tough, we have to find a way to make it better. Sing, Don't Cry, a Virginia Readers' Choice book, reminds us of just that.
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Dyslexia: It's Not Your Fault!

This post has been sitting as a draft for a long time. Now, it's time to tell my story.
When you've done everything to help your own child read, and it's not working, don't blame yourself. Dyslexia is NOT your fault!

I did everything right. I read to my kids BEFORE they were born. I read to them every night. I showed them words in a literacy rich environment. I'm a reading specialist. My kids should be reading by the time they are 4, before kindergarten, but neither of them did. I tried. I tried hard, but they couldn't grasp the concept.

So, I chalked it up to the fact that they were developmentally not ready. But were they?

Little Penguin and the Lollipop on Book Talk Thursday

I love having the chance to read so many fun books on the Virginia Readers' Choice lists. Today's post features a fun book  off of the primary list.
Little Penguin loves to find ways to engage the audience, and he does it again with a lollipop. Find out what happens with Little Penguin now!

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