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September 15 2022 (sort of)

Sorry this is a bit late. I was visiting with family on the actual 15th, but I am back. although I miss my family back in Virginia. I was very happy to get back to Tennessee. I do not miss the traffic, the bad roads, the noise of the city. I am just not a READ MORE

September 1

I have written about reading to kids early to help them to develop better reading skills. This week, the news reported a significant loss in academic skills due to the Covid pandemic. All of us need to work harder at helping our kids catch up. Today, I want to emphasize that reading with or to READ MORE

August 2022 Mid-month blog

As I promised last time, I will share my other favorite summer read. It is Wish You Well by David Baldacci. If you read his books, you recognize his name as a best-selling author of Washington D. C. thrillers. This book is not one of those. It is completely different. When I found it at READ MORE

In an article called, “How do Kids Learn to Read? What the Science Says”, published in EdWeek in October 2019, there is some very good information on how to help children learn to read. For many years, there have been a lot of theories on how kids learn to read, from strict phonic instruction to READ MORE

Best Summer Reads

It is already mid-summer unless you are going by the public-school schedule. But assuming that you are not, how is your summer reading plan going? Did you find a great novel to read on your vacation? Or are you more of a self-improvement junkie? Personally, I am a history and biography nut. This year’s summer READ MORE

July 5 2022

My reading practices over my lifetime have consisted of reading for information and for pleasure. Both are valid reasons, and I will likely be blogging about either or both depending on the times and circumstances. Having said that, I have decided to structure my blogs is to discuss ideas on reading for and to children READ MORE

Ideas for Summer

Well, Mom and Dad, it is here. Summer has arrived in Sequatchie County and the routines of life will be thrown aside for staying up late, sleeping in, and going on vacation. It is a good idea to relax our family schedules for a while, but completely abandoning structure is not a great idea. Multiple READ MORE

Introducing Our Library Blog

A few months back, I was asked if I was willing to start a blog for the library as the current publicity chair of the Sequatchie County Friends of the Library (FOTL). I said yes at the time, but when I sat down to do it, I realized that I had some questions. How does READ MORE