June 20, 2016

What I've Been Reading!

1.  The Batboy by Mike Lupica 

     This was a great book about a boy named Brian who is struggling finding who he is without his dad being present.  Brian gets a job as the batboy for the Detroit Tigers.  This book will interest anyone who has a love for baseball or is struggling with family issues.  I feel like it is a good 4th/5th grade level read.  I would give it a 5 STARS! 

2. The False Prince Series:  I love this book series. Boys and girls both will love this series.  It is also a good 5th grade level read.  Saga is the main character who is an orphan, however his fate changes. The author definitely has some surprises for the reader throughout this series!  It is a quick read!!!  5 STARS!!! 
3. A Year in the Life of a Complete and Total Genius by Stacey Matson
This book was written in letter and journal entry form.  It took me longer to read, because it was harder to follow the story line.  Arthur is struggling with the death of his mom throughout the book.  He also deals with a bully situation and of course likes a girl! I would give this book 3 ½ stars.  Not my favorite, but still a good read.

4. The Big Field by Mike Lupica
Wow! I’m loving his books! He captures me with the story plot every time.  Hutch is a baseball player that thinks he doesn’t have a good relationship with his father.  The book has a great ending.  5 STARS!!!!

June 7, 2016

Yay! It's summer break! I'm so excited and definitely need to get recharged.  Here some ways I plan on recharging this summer.  Of course, I will still have a daily To-Do List! 

The first thing I'm doing is spending some quality time with my family.  This weekend we went on our first hike this year to a waterfall. I really enjoyed spending time with them! Today we went on a six mile hike around the lake! I don't know that I was ready for that one. (Tomorrow I might stay in bed all day, but it's summer and I can!!)  

The second thing I'm doing to recharge is to make time for me! I need to take the time to read my Bible daily and have some quiet prayer time. Also I have been trying to make time to work out everyday.  Usually taking care of me is the last thing on my To-Do List, but this summer it is a must! 
Read! I love relaxing and reading children's literature.  I have a stack of books to read!! Yay! I love it.  

Thanks for Glimmers of Learning for making me stop and think about how I need to recharge.  Click here to see how other teachers recharge! 

June 2, 2016

Why You Should Pursue a STEM Career in Agriculture

Why You Should Pursue a STEM Career in Agriculture: Try explaining STEM to students and you probably get blank stares, eye rolls or even yawns. Sure, you can spell out the acronym (science, technology, engineering, math) but that doesn’t make it any more exciting.