• friendship,  introvert,  quiet

    The Good Side of Quiet

    The Good Side of Quiet – By Anastasia Rogozinski “They do not participate, therefore, they are not smart.” Imagine your teacher thinking this when giving you a grade. This may be an exaggeration, but many students may feel as though their teacher sees them this way. Many classes grade participation. If some students perform poorly on assessments, a participation grade can give them a boost. However, students who perform well on assessments, yet refrain from participating, can watch their grade plummet. With a grade hovering over them, the pressure of engaging grows. For introverted students, sharing on-the-spot creates stress. The fast-paced nature of many discussions gives little to no time…

  • adventure,  friendship,  Land of Oz,  love,  Reading aloud,  Wizard of Oz

    L. Frank Baum and his Wonderful Land of Oz

    When you think of The Wizard of Oz, do you think of the classic movie or the book?  I always used to think of the movie. When we first embarked on this wonderful reading journey, thanks to Alice Ozma (The Reading Promise) and her father, I had no idea there was more than just The Wizard of Oz.  After reading The Reading Promise, we learned that there are 14 books in the Land of Oz Series.  I read The Wizard of Oz to my daughter and a couple of years later to my son.  My son and I decided to continue with the series.  We have just finished all 14! …