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IMWAYR: 11.30.20

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After a particularly frustrating start to my break (see return to face to face learning), I found escape in several MG and YA books. I'm currently reading for Cybils Awards, limiting my ability to publicly review nominated titles. However, here are several books I read over break that you must check our before the year's end: My Life in the Fish Tank by Barbara Dee Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas Alone in the Woods by Rebecca Behrens What did you read over break?

August to Thanksgiving Break Reviews!

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Election Day Round -Up

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I've been fielding a lot of questions about voting the past few weeks. Not only from my own kids-who came with me to vote early-but from my sixth graders. Below you'll find a collection of books about elections, voting, and voting activism. What books are you sharing with students today?  And, if you haven't made it to the polls yet, go vote!  

Star Wars Origami: Early Finisher!

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CALLING ALL TEACHERS!  I have been looking lately for different ideas for "brain breaks" or early finisher activities that are not necessarily always academic related. I was so excited to receive Star Wars Origami 2  from Workman Publishing for this EXACT reason. I have a lot of students, in one period in particular, who are BIG Star Wars fanatics. There are times where the kids (especially during 2020) need just a moment to take a break and this has been the most perfect activity.  Book information:  Star Wars  fans of all ages fell in love with  Star Wars Origami,  the crafty title for all ages that has more than 700,000 copies in print and taught fans how to fold figures of their favorite characters like Princess Leia, Boba Fett, Yoda, and R2-D2. Now origami master Chris Alexander returns with the long-awaited sequel. Filled with fun, foldable designs from the five new  Star Wars  movies,  STAR WARS  ORIGAMI 2  includes everything from the scoundrel Lando Calrissian to her