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"Any book that helps a child to form a habit of reading, to make reading one of his deep and continuing needs, is good for him." 
                                                                                                               -Maya Angelou

I am excited for the 20167-2018 school year at St. Mary! I am ready to enjoy a productive school year. Through reading and writing, my students are challenged to gain a deeper understanding of topics, helping them grow as learners. My goal is for all my students to become life-long learners! I agree with Roald Dahl when he says, "I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting, and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage."
 
 
What I am currently readingThe 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, by Steven R. Covey
What I plan to read next: The List, by Patricia Forde
What I just finished readingThe Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas 

Book Club Books:
8th grade: In Other Lands, by Sarah Rees Brennan - April 24th (Tuesday)
Wishtree, by Katherine Applegate - Dec. 12th (Tuesday)
When, by: Victoria Laurie - Oct. 18th (Wednesday)
7th grade: All Rise for the Honorable Perry T. Cookby Leslie Connor - April 17th (Tuesday)
The List, by Patricia Forde - Feb. 6th (Tuesday)
Lost in a Book, by Jennifer Donnelly - Dec. 19th (Tuesday)
The Name of this Book is Secret, by:Pseudonymous Bosch - Oct. 24th (Tuesday)
 
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