A girl and her cat take on the world with nothing more than a cup of tea and a good book and enough dreams to fill the universe.

Pennies for Miles

For the month of February, I wracked up 110 miles. It’s beginning to feel like a lot of running, almost too much. In February, I began to face that mid-training … Continue reading

March 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Cuban Book Crisis

Recently for a genius hour, I discussed communism and the Cuban Missile Crisis with all of my seventh graders. Some of their eyes glazed over, but many of them seemed … Continue reading

March 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

A Few Remembered Things

Ever since I returned from the CCIRA conference, I have been meaning to blog about lots of different sessions and ideas that I came away with. To give you a … Continue reading

February 26, 2016 · 2 Comments

Two Books and a Winner

To begin, I would like to apologize for the brief hiatus. The last couple of weeks were filled with play practice, play performance, and trying to keep up with grading … Continue reading

February 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

Book Talks Galore

This weekend while I was away at the Colorado Council International Reading Association, I listened to a wonderful session that was reminiscent of the session I sat in what feels … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Out the Door

Even though the days are getting longer, I am still doing quite a lot of my running in the dark. I head out either at 5 AM or at 6 … Continue reading

February 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Conference Time!

Today, I am headed to Denver for the Colorado Council International Reading Association conference. This will be a new conference for me too, though it will be my second conference … Continue reading

February 3, 2016 · Leave a comment