Discussing Child Hunger Using Maddi’s Fridge

How can we talk about child hunger without pity, stereotypes, or making students uncomfortable? Our food drive is going strong this week (check it out here!), and students in the Lower School are excited. But in my work with kids, I’ve realized that they don’t always know who or what they’re helping, or why people […]

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Three OwnVoices Reads Helping Me on My Antiracist Journey

Hi! My name is Sarah, and I’m on a journey to become a better Antiracist. I’m not an expert. I am learning. Have you ever heard or read Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum’s moving walkway theory? “I sometimes visualize the ongoing cycle of racism as a moving walkway at the airport. Active racist behavior is equivalent […]

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Ms. Fitz has read… January 4, 2020

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from January 4! In August, I set a few reading goals for the 2019-2020 school year. One of them was to focus on our collection when I was choosing my books to read, in order to highlight books that my students have access to and to increase […]

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Insta Review: Sparrow, by Sarah Moon

Insta Review gives you a new book recommendation in under a minute. Go ahead, time it! View this post on Instagram It’s #worldmentalhealthday. What are you reading? . . . What does anxiety feel like? What does it sound like? What does it do to your thoughts, your body, your appetite? For as much as […]

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Two Audiobooks that Might Save Your Road Trip

Mr. Fitz and I have a bit of a road trip problem. We’re both big readers, but we haven’t been able to agree on an audiobook since The Great Hunger Games Road Trip of 2012. We’ve tried and tried over the years, but with no success – it’s a whole thing at this point 🙄 […]

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Four Recent Graphic Novels

Happy 2020! We’re coming upon the end of our break from school, which means it’s the perfect time to settle in on the couch with a cup of tea (or three) and a new graphic novel ☕️ 📚 Here are four that I’ve enjoyed recently, if you’d like to see. Best Friends, by Shannon Hale […]

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Top 19 Reads of 2019

As 2019 comes to a close, it’s time to reflect on the stories that moved me this year – for better or for worse. I read about 275 books in 2019, and there were so many fabulous reads that this list was darn near impossible to narrow down! This list spans middle grade through adult, […]

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Four Great Recent Reads

With wet weather and winter downtime coming up, you might be looking for a good read to snuggle up with. Here are a few novels that have wowed me in the past few weeks, if you’d like to see! Maybe He Just Likes You, by Barbara Dee (@barbaradeebooks) I wish I’d had Mila’s story to […]

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Winter Candle, by Jeron Ashford

Winter Candle, this year’s Tech-Mas inspiration story, written by Jeron Ashford, has become one of my favorite winter celebration books ever. The story follows one special candle as it makes its way around the Juniper Court apartment building, lending the light that each family needs for their winter traditions. Winter Candle has drawn us in […]

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Ms. Fitz has Read… December 2, 2019

What is Ms. Fitz reading? Here’s the view from December 2! November was all about audiobooks! With a new Audible subscription, I was able to listen without having to wait – a huge bonus when you have impatient kids waiting to talk to you about what you’re reading. I abandoned more books than I finished this […]

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