I am still taking the Newbery course and am now reading books from the 50s and 60s. I am liking them better, but still ... so, I did something bad. My copy of "Moon Over Manifest" came in with a book order, and can you guess what I did? Yes, I have been sneaking in reading time for this 2011 winner! I feel like I did when I read with a flashlight under the covers as a child. Maybe this is how you should feel when you read a great, distinguished book?
BTW, how many of you use the lesson plan template offered by AASL that uses our new standards? If not, do you at least list these standards when you write your lessons plans? Or do you at least think about them as you craft lessons?
What are you doing to engage students during these long, gray days before spring's arrival?