Books made into movies

Books made into movies!  Yes, we just wrote about Wonder and Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library before the winter holiday break. But then we saw more books made into movies.  We saw Jumanji and Ferdinand and the trailers for the upcoming film version of A Wrinkle in Time.  We couldn’t resist doing it again.  And in…

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Snow day!

Snow day!  A Step Ahead will be closed on Wednesday, January 17. We hope you enjoy the beautiful snow falling outside!  We are watching our bird feeders, buzzing with activity this morning. It’s also a terrific day to read and play games with your kids!  Our teens are still sleeping………. What about tomorrow? We will…

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Book collection for ReadWS!

Book collection underway!  Please help us collect books for ReadWS, a local nonprofit helping children with their reading and language skills. What is ReadWS? ReadWS was started initially as the Augustine Literacy Project, whose mission is to improve reading, writing and spelling for low-income children and teens. As part of the project, volunteer tutors learned to…

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New books and old friends

Ahhh, new books.  And cherished old friends, too.  While children are at sports events or we’re waiting at carpool, we sneak in some reading time.  (Cynthia also reads when her students take exams.  Her grading works begins after they finish.  Seems reasonable!) There are lots of new books out this fall, and we chose two…

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Mrs Anderson reads!

Mrs Anderson reads. And reads. And reads some more!  Find out more about her latest recommendation for readers 7th-12th grades. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children “I put off reading this series for ages because of the title,” says Mrs Anderson. “It says ‘Peculiar Children’, right? Well, this book reinforced the adage to never judge…

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