"Reading is like breathing in and writing is like breathing out."

-Pam Allyn

"I've loved reading all my life."

-John Wayne

"Don't you just love it when you hear the sound of pages turning?"

-Eli, 4th Grade Student, NKI - April, 2015

"Excellence is not being the best; it is doing your best."

- Unknown

¨The world is dark, and light is precious. Come closer, dear reader. You must trust me. I am telling you a story.¨

- Kate DiCamillo, The Tale of Despereaux

"The best part about finishing a book is that you get to start a new one."

-Ian, 6th Grade Student, NKI,  November 22, 2013

"But it seems to me that some of us value information over wonder, and noise over silence. And I feel that we need a lot more wonder and a lot more silence in our lives."

-Fred Rogers, Mister Roger's Neighborhood, in an interview with Katie Couric

"In the case of good books, the point is not to see how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."

-Mortimer J. Adler


For daily classroom information that includes a list of lessons, assignments, and  assessments, see the Daily Agenda posted in your childs' Google Drive.  The link to the left, "Daily Classroom Agendas," also works if your child is signed into his or her North Knox Google account. 

All students have a Google calendar they can access from their Google Drive. I post classroom events such as upcoming quizzes on my school calendar, and then share the events with the students. Shared events show up on students' calendars. Students can also add school-related events to their calendar themselves to help them plan and take more responsibility for their academic lives. Parents can also sign up for a Bloomz account. Through Bloomz, parents receive e-mails and texts as well. 

Learning is a journey.
You must be willing to take risks.
Are bold enough to enter the forest?