For those of you here to find information for Prince of Wales Collegiate and our schedule for the first week of school, here it is: Teachers will begin school on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014. Students will begin school on Wednesday, September 3rd, 2014 Level One will meet at 9:00am (dismissed at 10:00) Level Two will […]
The book I’ve chosen this week is ‘Blind’ by Rachel DeWoskin. In this novel the main character Emma has been blinded by a freak firework accident. She has been blind for around a year and has decided to be mainstreamed back into her old school with her old friends. Friends she grew up with and […]
Some say it’s the elements of hope and wonder in children’s books that make them special. But there are many dark young adult novels these days. Adults loved Harry Potter, though it was written for the young. In the end, it is probably up to the reader of any age to decide if this book […]
One of the last things I said to a fellow teacher was that this summer was going to be my summer. I was going to be well rested, get super healthy and get fit. I had plans, such plans. So, rested didn’t happen – my family and I have been all over the province. I’ve […]
For many years I was a book traditionalist. I refused to try ereading and looked at those who did as people who obviously did not really enjoy the reading process. I. Was. Wrong. As an asthmatic who is allergic to dust, the time came when I had to examine what I was doing. I had […]
This is the first in what will hopefully be a long line of Thursday Book Reviews. My focus will be on Young Adult Literature, with perhaps some Adult literature that has appeal to young adults in general. Please note that all opinions are mine and based on my feelings when I read the book – […]
Two weeks until school begins! Sharper those pencils and figure out your tea orders!
Some of my favourite authors have great websites. On these sites, they share background books they’ve written. Sometimes this sharing includes information on the characters – why they did what they did, info on what happens after the book, analysis on choices made. But sometimes it includes how they write. This info is useful if […]
There is help. Always ask. For those unsure, Finnick from Susanne Collins ‘Mockingjay’, promotional poster for part one.