What Sally’s Reading

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March 2 is Read Across America Day!
Celebrate Dr. Seuss and reading aloud! Sponsored by NEA (National Education Association) here are two sites you can visit for information and ideas:
http://www.nea.org/readacross/
http://www.nea.org/grants/13019.htm
more ideas and handouts are here:
http://baucomes.wcpss.net/readacrossamerica/readacrossamerica.htm
I love the idea of taking time to read aloud to children, family and friends. It’s a great way to share time together with a favorite book, old or new. Another chance for promotion of reading aloud will come in November: our state’s “Read Aloud to a Child Month” sponsored by Read Aloud Nebraska. Visit http://www.readaloudnebraska.org/ and click on “Read Aloud Favorites” to find out what other Nebraskans love to read. You can recommend a book, too.
Once again I am reading a library book: Notes from the Dog by Gary Paulsen. I’m enjoying short books right now; Paulsen’s book is 132 pages.
Finn (14) is planning to spend the summer reading, avoiding talking to anyone, and spending time with his true friend Matthew, who understands his goal. A 24 year old MLS student is house-sitting next door to Finn’s. She is a breast cancer survivor, still getting chemo, and soon Finn and Matthew are helping her raise funds for research, put in a garden, and more. Oh, yeah, the dog. Finn has a border collie named Dylan who occasionally runs up to him with different torn pieces of paper bearing cryptic messages, such as “You’re not as ugly as you think.”

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