I remember the very first slam poem. It was Taylor Mali’s “What Teachers Make” and I saw it on Def Poetry Jam. And while I don’t regularly listen to/watch slam like I used to, when someone sends me something or I want to demonstrate to students that poetry isn’t as inaccessible as they think it … More The Poet X | Sticky Note Reviews
I picked up The First Rule of Punk on recommendation from The Loud Library Lady because I’m always looking for books for my students to connect with. I’m very excited about this one, primarily because the themes in this novel are not Mexican-American specific, though the cultural elements are. Take a look at my Sticky … More The First Rule of Punk | Sticky Note Reviews
Last week I mentioned that I had a story about my first hour class that I was supposed to share but couldn’t remember. Would you believe that one of my students sent me a message on Instagram this morning telling me that he was very disappointed because he’d been waiting for the video wherein I … More Shout Out to First Hour | Sunday Bookstack
If you didn’t catch Part 1, you can find it here. Let’s get on with Part 2 of the 20 Questions Book Tag. If anyone knows who started this tag, let me know so I can update with proper attribution. 11. NEWEST BOOK YOU’VE READ? The Poet X and Children of Blood and Bone. They … More 20 Questions Book Tag, Part 2
Here’s what I picked up from the library, and what I’m reading this week. What are you reading this week? … More A Book Haul and a Book Stack
It’s been forever since I’ve done a book tag and I came across this one when I was getting caught up on blogs I follow. I’m feeling a little bored (even though I have a million things to do) and thought I’d jump on the bandwagon. … More 20 Questions Book Tag, Part 1
Here’s last week’s teaching highlight, and this week’s bookstack. What are you reading this week?
I received Forest of a Thousand Lanterns in one of my Quarterly boxes ages ago. It’s been sitting on my TBR bookshelf since (and yes, I have a small bookshelf that I reserve for my TBR. It keeps it from getting too out of control). When I got the audio off of hold at the … More Forest of a Thousand Lanterns | Sticky Note Reviews