The Best Slime EVER! – According to Stella, age 9

I don't know about you but the SLIME CRAZE has taken over our home. Whenever Stella has a spare moment it is used for either looking up videos of other kids making slime or trying it out herself. Unfortunately - the slime trial and error has ended in tears time and time again. BUT today we met with success!  And here are the instructions according to Stella.

Project Stella Book Talk: The Warden’s Daughter

One of my favorite books that I read as a teacher to my fifth grade students was Maniac Magee by Jerry Spinelli. I am  excited to have come across his new book published last year, The Warden’s Daughter. This is a historical fiction novel that tells the story of Cammie O’Reilly – a twelve-almost thirteen year old girl who lives in an apartment above the cell blocks of the Hancock County Prison. She interacts every day with the prisoners that live there and she has authority – they listen to her because she is the Warden’s daughter. The one thing she doesn’t have is a mother.

Way of the Warrior Kid – A Highly Recommended Read!

One of my top summer recommendations right now is this book - Way of the Warrior Kid: From Wimpy to Warrior the Navy Seal Way by Jocko Willink.  It currently has 5 out of 5 stars on Amazon with over 590 customer reviews. I get asked many times about book recommendations for boys that may be reluctant and in 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades.  This book is a ROCK STAR recommendation.