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2014 Hub Reading Challenge check-in #5

8 Mar

Between writing for the Slice of Life Story Challenge and knitting to complete a project by the end of the month, I haven;t been reading as much. I only managed two books for the HUB Challenge this week.

I read the graphic novel  Will & Whit by Laura Lee Gulledge. It was OK. Not the best one I’ve read, but OK.


The biggest surprise of the week was that I not only read, but enjoyed  Far Far Away by Tom McNeal, a book I’d vowed to not read because I thought it would be too scary.


The book had eerie moments, but wasn’t scary. In fact, it was very much like the Grimm’s fairy tales it refers to. I figured out the baddy early on, but that didn’t detract from the story. I wanted to know how he would impact the main character and find out his story. I especially like that Jakob Grimm was the narrator. I’m really glad this book was on the list because I was pleasantly surprised.

Hi, Mrs. Seed! SOLSC 8

8 Mar

“Hi, Mrs. Seed!” said the cherubic first-grader, waving his hand at me.

I smiled back, said hello and added, “I’m not Mrs. Seed. I’m Miss Gillespie.”

This conversation happens about once a week. There are several middle-aged women in my building with similar builds: short stature, round body, dark hair, glasses.

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Sometimes it’s hard for the kids tell us apart. They get it eventually, but as with many things in education, it just takes time and frequent repetition.

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