Phoenicia was an ancient civilization comprised of independent city-states which lay along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea, comprising of what is now Syria, Lebanon and northern Israel. The Phoenicians were a great maritime people, known for their mighty ships adorned with horses’ heads in honor of their god of the sea, Yamm. The island city of Tyre and the city of Sidon were the most powerful states in Phoenicia with Gebal/Byblos and Baalbek as the most important spiritual/religious…
Winter Rose by Jennifer Donnelly "It has been twelve years since a dark, murderous figure stalked the alleys and courts of Whitechapel. And yet, in the summer of 1900, East London is still poor, still brutal, still a shadow city to its western twin. Among the reformers is an idealistic young woman named India Selwyn-Jones, recently graduated from medical school and her influential fiance--Freddie Lytton."
This article originally appeared in The Cut. About two holiday seasons ago, I went to the show of a middle-age drag queen who is beloved in New York City, iconic. This queen has one of the quickest wits I've ever encountered and often speaks up for queer causes, against gentrification—all...
Rose has changed. She still lives in the same neighborhood and goes to the same high school with the same group of kids, but when she woke up today, something was a little different. Her clothes and her hair don't suit her anymore. The dogs who live upstairs are no longer a terror. She wants to throw a party--this from a girl who hardly ever spoke to her classmates. But something still feels wrong to Rose. 6/14
Monthly Reading Logs: Reading Record for Reading Skills
Here is a full year’s worth of monthly homework reading logs starting September 2014 and going through August 2015. The logs come in both black and white and color versions. Each month has a calendar for kids to record how many minutes they read each day and a place where they set and track their goals each week. There is also a column for parents to initial. The kids bring it back once a week with their other homework. $ #ReadingLog
“Books. They are lined up on shelves or stacked on a table. There they are wrapped up in there jackets, lines of neat print on nicely bound pages. They look like such orderly, static things. Then you, the reader come along. You open the book jacket, and it can be like opening the gates to an unknown city, or opening the lid of a treasure chest. You read the first word and you're off on a journy of exploration and discovery.” ― David Almond