One Question With Pernille Ripp: New Teacher Advice

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Pernille Ripp is an amazing teacher. The work she does in her classroom changes the lives of her kids. I thought it would be cool to ask her what advice she would give herself if she could go back in time and talk to herself before her first year of teaching. Her response is amazing.

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I’m Giving Away 3 Copies of The Creativity Project

Hey, friends! I hope you are enjoying summer. I have a few author copies left of The Creativity Project, and I thought they would be better served in your hands than sitting in a box in my classroom. If you’d like to enter the giveaway, just click on the cover of the book below and sign up.

Have an awesometastic day!

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Making Summer Reading Plans

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Reading in the summer is so much fun. I never follow the plans I lay our for myself at the start of summer, but beginning with a plan always helps me get the ball rolling.

What books do you plan on reading this summer? Please let me know in the comments below.

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Magnificent Events in the Life of a Cactus: https://amzn.to/2HxkOJ9https://amzn.to/2HxkOJ9

Way of the Warrior Kid; https://amzn.to/2HyxkYV

The Wonderling: https://amzn.to/2xWttW1

Restart: https://amzn.to/2xXuXPJ

Copyboy: https://amzn.to/2sUoijp

Harbor Me: https://amzn.to/2JyC7eJ

Button War: https://amzn.to/2JmEgOg

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The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp (ME!)
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Classroom Library Book Checkout System

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Managing a classroom library is tricky. Books are coming and going, and if you don’t have an effective checkout system, you are probably going to lose a bunch of books. I’ve tried a bunch of different systems over the years, and nothing seemed to work for my students.

In this video I talk about the different checkout systems that I tried, and what we currently use.

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The Creativity Project edited by Colby Sharp (ME!)

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I’m Sad by Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi | Video Book Talk

Picture book lovers are going to find a ton of value in Michael Ian Black and Debbie Ridpath Ohi’s I’m Sad. This book begs to be read aloud.

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Book description (from the publisher):

A girl, a potato, and a very sad flamingo star in this charming sequel to I’m Bored by New York Times bestselling author and comedian Michael Ian Black and celebrated illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi.

Everyone feels sad sometimes–even flamingos.

Sigh.

When Flamingo announces he’s feeling down, the little girl and Potato try to cheer him up, but nothing seems to work. Not even dirt (Which usually works for Potato.)

Flamingo learns that he will not always feel this way. And his friends learn that sometimes being a friend means you don’t have to cheer someone up. You just have to stick by your pal no matter how they feel.

Even if they’re a potato.

 

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Middle Grade Book Village Interview

Check out the Middle Grade Book Village. It is an amazing resources for anyone interested in middle grade books.

https://mgbookvillage.org/

In this video I talk about my love for The Book Whisperer, Kate DiCamillo, and Jennifer L. Holm. I also share some advice for new teachers, and I talk about what it is like teaching in the town you grew up in.

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NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers’ Program with Pablo Cartaya

I had a lot of fun filming this video for NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers’ Program with my pal Pablo Cartaya. In the video we share some writing tips for young writers.

Check out the NaNoWriMo’s Young Writers’s Program website: https://ywp.nanowrimo.org/

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Interview: Anna Meriano

Interviewing Anna Meriano about her book Love Sugar Magic: A Dash of Trouble in Austin was so much fun. Her 2018 middle grade fantasy novel is amazing, and my 5th grade students are loving it.

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Book description from publisher:

Leonora Logroño’s family owns the most beloved bakery in Rose Hill, Texas, spending their days conjuring delicious cookies and cakes for any occasion. And no occasion is more important than the annual Dia de los Muertos festival.

Leo hopes that this might be the year that she gets to help prepare for the big celebration—but, once again, she is told she’s too young. Sneaking out of school and down to the bakery, she discovers that her mother, aunt, and four older sisters have in fact been keeping a big secret: they’re brujas—witches of Mexican ancestry—who pour a little bit of sweet magic into everything that they bake.  

Leo knows that she has magical ability as well and is more determined than ever to join the family business—even if she can’t let her mama and hermanas know about it yet.

And when her best friend, Caroline, has a problem that needs solving, Leo has the perfect opportunity to try out her craft. It’s just one little spell, after all…what could possibly go wrong?

Debut author Anna Meriano brings us the first book in a delightful new series filled to the brim with amor, azúcar, y magia.

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How I Selected Our Final Read Aloud of the Year

Selecting the last read aloud of a school year is so darn hard! In this video I share how I selected our final read aloud, the title, and why I picked it.

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