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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

30 Book Challenge

It's long been weighing on my little librarian heart that high school kids, by and large, don't read for pleasure. At least at my campus. They're so burnt out after leaving 8th grade and "The Reading Program That Shall Remain Nameless" (but might just start with an "A") that they've forgotten that reading can be fun, if you don't have to work towards a point goal that could make or break your report card average.

I know I have several teachers that read, quite a bit, on their own. I know many kids who are single-handedly keeping my circulation statistics high.

I also know that "if you feed them, they will come." (I'm a Presbyterian, this is only a notch or two behind the Golden Rule for scriptural truths in my book. *grin*)

So this year, I'm starting the 30-Book Challenge on my campus.

It's EASY. Just read 30 books by May 18th. EEEEEEEAAAAASSSSSYYYYY!

If you make your.....a catered lunch is on me!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Amazing Things

One of my favorite former debate students--actually, he's part of the reason I coached debate. He's doing amazing things with his life and in a path I don't think he expected to be on when he graduated from Angleton. I absolutely could not be any prouder of him.

We The Readers is starting in DC, but I see this being bigger than even Austin can dream one day.

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