Did you know that third graders in the state of Iowa will now be forced to repeat the third grade if they cannot read? This summer our neighborhood is bustling with elementary aged boys, including two of my own. One of whom is entering the third grade. They boys’ sun-kissed shoulders and bare feet bustle around … More Third Graders in Iowa cannot read
Remember that cooky Amelia Bedelia? She’s back and cuter than ever! Herman Parish has taken over as author, and made Amelia Bedelia into a lovable little girl. She still has the same quirks and unmistakable charm as the original Amelia Bedelia. Reading, Amelia Bedelia’s First Day of School to my three-year-old, I laughed out loud … More Amelia Bedelia is Back!