New Beginnings for the Start of the School Year

Screen Shot 2018-11-04 at 12.34.33 PM“Who knows? You might just smash that geography exam tomorrow / and rearrange the entire principal’s honor roll. / A fresh cut does something to your brain, right? / It hooks up your intellectual. / You’re a star. / A brilliant, blazing star.”

Sharing one of my very favorite books about new beginnings with fourth and fifth grade this week. Beautiful illustrations, contagious rhyme and rhythm, and a fresh start we can all connect with – that awesome feeling after a haircut! Like author Derrick Barnes says, it frames your swagger!

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