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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 2016-2017 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 reading: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick
What I plan to read nextA Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Grawitz
What I just finished reading: Exile (Keeper of the Lost Cities), by Shannon Messenger 

Book Club Books:
8th grade: Drums, Girls, and Dangerous Pie, by Jordan Sonnenblick (April 10th)
7th grade: A Tale Dark and Grimm, by Adam Grawitz (April 12th)
 
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