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Whitebead Elementary School: Success with OAS


Thanks to the Whitebead Elementary for sharing this cute pic from back in January when students received the new “Success with OAS” books.

They are excited because their 4th grade ELA book was written by their teacher, Tammie Richardson!

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Bennington Elementary


Our facilitator, Sandra Valentine was at Bennington Elementary and got to visit with first year teacher, Melanie Simpson.

She will be using our 3rd grade reading curriculum!

We wish her and the entire Bennington crew a wonderful 2019-2020 school year!

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Summer Reading

Summer Reading


By Jeannette Walls, "The Glass Castle".

"One benefit of Summer was that each day we had more light to ready by."

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Recommended Books for Boys?


If you know of a good book series for middle school boys,
please go to our Facebook page and drop your suggestions into the comments.

Let's make reading fun this summer!

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Skip the Cram Session: Slow Down and Read in Summer’s Last Days

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The fourth of July has come and gone, and while I personally love our most American of holidays, it also marks the beginning of the end of summer.  It just seems as if summer starts slipping away as the smoke from the fireworks drifts into the wind.

For most families, the beginning of a new academic year is now less than one month away.  It’s time for back-to-school shopping, schedule juggling and activity scheduling. Prep work for the school year can make a final summer hurrah feel like an insurmountable task. 

Can we go visit a theme park one more time? Can we take a short weekend trip? Is there a free weekend left for a sleepover, or a campout or a visit to grandma’s?Making summer memories is fun, but it requires time and money, after all. 

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