Friday, October 15, 2010


This is more for the adults who follow. The newest season of "Castle" has started. Currently I am reading the novel published from Richard Castle's first go round with Detective Beckett. When I am finished I will let you know how it was. I am predicting good things though. If you haven't had a chance to view "Castle" yet, please do so. It is on Monday nights at 9 p.m. I don't usually recommend shows but this one is a MUST SEE.

Have a great weekend and GO HAWKS!! BEAT MICHIGAN!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Checking In

I know that it has been awhile since I have posted on here. However, I am hoping to change all of that. Just to give an update. . . . . I graduated in May with a degree in Elementary Education with emphasis in Reading and Social Studies. I was unable to find a full time teaching job so I am subbing right now. I am fortunate enough to have several WONDERFUL school districts within decent driving distance. Between all of my friends in Iowa City, Clear Creek/Amana, Solon and Regina, I have been staying VERY busy. While subbing is not my ideal situation, it is allowing me the opportunity to see how I would and would not want my classroom to run. It is also giving me strength in my Classroom Management.

On a personal note, my girls are in school full time now. Emma started 2nd grade and Jillian started Kindergarten at Regina Elementary this fall. Ed is very busy with work and is traveling much more than he did when he worked with Monsanto.

My main goal of this blog is to keep everyone posted on Children and Young Childrens Literature. I will do my best to post about books that I have read, any recommendations that I receive regarding new books. I may also post, from time to time, on books that I have personally read for adults. These books may be teaching books or adult books read for leisure (you know FUN!). Please let me know of any books that you may have heard of or read. I would love to have them included on my blog.

Have a great week,