Saturday, March 17, 2007

Not Quite Burned Out, But Crispy Around the Edges, by Sharon Draper

This is a book to inspire and encourage teachers by a veteran teacher turned children's book author. A few of the chapters were very boring and so I skipped and skimmed them, but a few were quite beautiful. I especially adored this one chapter where she wrote character sketches of individual students and then followed these loving descriptions with poems dedicated to each kid. One of the chapters I thought was rather boring was the one about involving parents and families. There just wasn't anything new or interesting there. I'm glad Robert found it at the U library for me, cuz I liked it fine, but I would have been disappointed if I'd ordered it off Amazon.

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