summer reading

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Not in Kansas Anymore

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Not in Kansas Anymore

For his first two years of college, I drove my youngest son back and forth from San Antonio, Texas, to the University of Kansas. I drove him up for the start of each semester, picked him up and drove him back at Christmas break, and carted him home at the end of the school year.

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Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: You Have a Photo—and a Story

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: You Have a Photo—and a Story

Every time I open up Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter, I’m given the option to post to stories or urged to open the stories of others. Pictures that tell stories, what a concept—that’s only been around since FOREVER. Long before we are able to string letters together to make words and words together to make...

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Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Food for Thought

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Food for Thought

In Texas, we love our air conditioning. We are a little spoiled with it and have been known to crank it up starting in early March.

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Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Character Plot Twist

Summer Adventure Mini Lesson: Character Plot Twist

In Girls Save the World in This One, by Ash Parsons, June Blue and her friends find themselves trying to survive an actual zombie invasion while at a fan con for their favorite zombie television show Human Wasteland.

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Summer Road Reads

Summer Road Reads

I recently moved into a new house—so recently that some things are still in boxes. Two months after a move is still an acceptable time for items to remain in boxes, right? As I was unpacking, I came across those family photos you always intend to put into an album or scrapbook but never get around to.

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