Tuesday, May 26, 2015

How to ENJOY reading your BIBLE.

Yes, you read it right. The title of this blog post is How to ENJOY reading your BIBLE, and consequently, it is also the title of the book this review post is about.  How to enjoy reading your Bible by Keith Ferrin is one of those books I see and think, "another to-do book that will collect dust after the one read."   However, I was pleasantly surprised and impressed. 

First, let's give a little synopsis of what How to Enjoy Reading Your Bible is.  I guess it's what the title says it is.  Well, I typically don't put the book's description on my reviews, but I will make an exception for this one.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

A Great Start for your Little One

Does this blog post title tell you all?  Yes, this book is a great start for your Little One.  What book is this, you ask?  It is The Amazing Make-Ahead Baby Food Book by Dr. Lisa Barrangou, PhD.  Isn't this one of the prettiest books you've seen?

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Proven strategies for you with your kids

Proven Strategies That Really Work for Teaching Gifted and Advanced Learners is a good workbook for TEACHERS to use, not only with advance learners, but I also feel some strategies will be great with standard students. With standard students, some strategies and worksheets will be great to improve or help them advance.  Not all students can accelerate beyond their potential, but one of the more important jobs/goals of a teacher is to be able to spot and assess each students' potential in whatever subject area, be it common subjects as math and reading, versus life applications as comprehension.  This book is a great tool for teachers to assess and implement strategies to help each student. I would not rely solely on this book, but it can act as a guide to help students accelerate at their pace. This specific book is for Grades 3-8, which I find a vast range.

I give it 4 stars because I like the synopsis and the strategy targets. I also think this is a great book for a parent to review and choose certain strategies, if they feel their child is not reaching their potential at school. With this, parents will be able to assess if their child needs more stimulation for advancement in a particular area.

Note: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Amish Promises by Leslie Gould

Amish Promises by Leslie Gould centers around two families, one "secular" (for a lack of a better term) and one Amish who happens to be new neighbors in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  As you can imagine, life between two families with different ways of life can and will get interesting.  How much do you know about the Amish way of life, and how much do you know about their ways in flourishing and co-habitation with modern civilization?  Well, lets explore it together with Amish Promises.

First, let's start with what we can see.  I love this cover.  Fall is my favorite season of the year with its

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all mothers and mother figures out there.  Your dedication and love are felt.

For my Mom, a bouquet of Birds of Paradise. THANK YOU for your love, care and teaching me how to be a good person.