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Sheila English's Blog – June 2014 Archive (2)

A Real Live Diary of Teen Mary Rose

Just back from rehab, Mary Rose returns to her regular hang-out in pursuit of her "would-be" soul mate, Ryan. She is devastated when he shows up with another girl... and not just any girl either... a really pretty hippie girl, who is older, and maybe even cooler. The True Diary of Mary Rose. Find out more at http://dearnobodydiary.com non-fiction/ YA

This is a poignant, sometimes somber, but always thought-provoking story of a struggling teen,…

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Added by Sheila English on June 20, 2014 at 2:26pm — No Comments

National Geographic Almanac a Great Way to Have Fun this Summer!

I'd heard that National Geographic has a new almanac out and that they are having someone come to schools and use the almanac for a game where the kids do a Jeopardy-type set up and answer questions.  That made me think that this would be easy to do at home as well.

It's so hard to convince kids to want to learn while they're on summer vacation, but if you make it a game and turn it into a type of competition for fun, everyone wins!

Here is the video about the almanac that…

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Added by Sheila English on June 18, 2014 at 11:08am — No Comments

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