Laurel Burkel, a CH Hercules navigator, survived a broken neck during a helicopter crash in Afghanistan,
What are you Reading? Still it was a cozy week for lots of seasonal reads! Join Kellee and Jen at Teach Mentor Texts with their weekly meme that highlights what everyone has been reading from picture books to young adult novels.
It is a fantastic way to learn about new books and share favourites with others. In my reading world. New classroom picture books: While this book does not use the word echolocation, this is clearly the good sense being referred to and there is lots of text that helps the reader to talk about the concept.
I found children wanted to study the pictures individually after the story was read aloud because it was just so gorgeous with the black as pitch pages. This is another story in the Kissing Hand series that explores being brave and demonstrating courage.
Sweet Stories of courage I find I like the illustrations more than the story with these books.
Dog in Charge written by K. Going and illustrated by Dan Santat. It is a very funny little story about a dog left in charge of a bunch of cats that get into everything! When it all just seems like too much, Dog compulsively devours a bag of cat treats and takes a nap.
The cats, who love Dog, decide to clean up their messes and the family are none the wiser when they return from their outing. Those are some pets I could have a lot of!
New to me Halloween Stories read to my class or my own children often both: This was our BLG book of the week and you can read more on the blog here.
The best part of this book is the quirky little wanna be monsters with some of the best character names I have seen in a while: The final scene on the beach is all about the little moments of happy we all need to savour.
Zen Ghosts by Jon J. I love that it is a story within a story. And then just to sit and be fine with not really being sure. So much to explore within this book makes it a story that children of many ages can investigate. The illustrations, as in all Muth books, are exquisite.
I was very excited to get my hands on this book because I am such a Peter Brown fan. His illustrations are fantastic and accompany a story told by Reynolds that is actually quite sophisticated. This book on the surface is about a little rabbit being terrorized by some menacing carrots even thought nobody will believe him.
What looks like a creepy carrot in the shadows of the night is often revealed to be something else entirely when a parent arrives and turns on a light. To be safe, Jasper builds a huge fence around the carrot patch to contain these orange vegetables that haunt him.
In the end, the source of his fear is revealed.
Do those creepy carrots really exist? Wow, had I been missing out!! Yet while it seems like it might even be too scary for a primary read aloud, it is actually more full of humour, rhyme and pumpkin pie spices than anything else.
And a very spunky Grandma who I adored.9 Amazing Stories of Incredibly Brave People. Posted on May 1, by Marcus Blake. Cateogory: Strange Stories.
Too often, when you check out the news it all seems to be so negative. There are some good people out there that we don't hear about. Incredibly brave souls who do things because it just seems like the right thing to do. Stories of Courage Each person who is battling ALS is a study in courage.
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Compassion and Courage Both of these 9/11 stories speak of compassion for our fellow man and the courage to act. And in our challenging times, it is good to remember that those qualities are what make us human and in many ways, make life worth living.
Courage is always produced by faith, whether our faith is in God or something else. Courage is a derivative virtue. For the Christian, a lack of courage, what the writer of Hebrews calls “shrinking back” (Hebrews –38), is always evidence of a lack faith in a promise of God.
Isabel Anderson One of the thousands of women who volunteered to help in the war effort was Isabel Anderson. She was the wife of U.S. Ambassador Larz Anderson who was the American envoy to the Kingdom of Belgium from to In the U.S., she raised funds for war-related charities, then volunteered to work.