I guess it’s that time of year again. I’ve been asked several times in the last few months if I would do another critique partner love connection on my blog and I now have enough requests that I’m going to go ahead and do it. These seems to be a yearly thing. I don’t think I need to change the…
Congratulations to this year’s Newbery Medal and Newbery Honor books!
(I attempted to sacrifice a sweet faerie child to a dark lord to bring about this outcome, but the dark lord shook his horned head and said ‘She’s got this one in the bag.’)
There’s nothing I can add to that last comment.
(Phys.org) —Kindergarten classrooms nationwide have changed dramatically since the late 1990s and nearly all of these changes are in the direction of a heightened focus on academics, particularly literacy, according to researchers from EdPolicyWorks, the center on education policy and workforce competitiveness at the University of Virginia.
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And preschool is the new Kindergarten.
|—||Goal: 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten | First Steps | School Library Journal (via schoollibraryjournal)|
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"A person of good intelligence and sensitivity cannot exist in this society very long without having some anger about the inequality - and it’s not just a bleeding-heart, knee-jerk, liberal kind of a thing - it is just a normal human reaction to a nonsensical set of values where we have cinnamon flavored dental floss and there are people sleeping in the street" ~ George Carlin
- $3.98 for natural disaster relief through FEMA
- $6.96 for welfare
- $22.88 for unemployment
- $36.82 for food stamps through SNAP
- $43.78 for retirement/disability for government workers (civilian/military)
- $235.81 for YOUR Medicare
- $247.75 for defense
- and $4,000.00 for corporate subsidies
Are you sure you are pissed off at the right people?
The American “tax problem” in list form