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12 Books Day 7

In honor of the traditional Holiday song, the 12 Days of Christmas, we will celebrate books with 12 Books in 12 Days. Titles were recommended by school librarians throughout the country on the AASL Forum, best seller lists, best books of the year lists, and professional book reviews. As our 12 days rush by, we hope you find something worth reading as a holiday treat for yourself.

For the 7th Book of Christmas, A Good Friend Gave to Me: The Last Thing He Told Me by Laura Dave

Before Owen Michaels disappears, he smuggles a note to his beloved wife of one year: Protect her. Despite her confusion and fear, Hannah Hall knows exactly to whom the note refers—Owen‘s sixteen-year-old daughter, Bailey. Bailey, who lost her mother tragically as a child. Bailey, who wants absolutely nothing to do with her new stepmother. As Hannah‘s increasingly desperate calls to Owen go unanswered, as the FBI arrests Owen‘s boss, as a US marshal and federal agents arrive at her Sausalito home unannounced, Hannah quickly realizes her husband isn‘t who he said he was. And that Bailey just may hold the key to figuring out Owen‘s true identity—and why he really disappeared. Hannah and Bailey set out to discover the truth. But as they start putting together the pieces of Owen‘s past, they soon realize they‘re also building a new future—one neither of them could have anticipated. With its breakneck pacing, dizzying plot twists, and evocative family drama, The Last Thing He Told Me is a riveting mystery, certain to shock you with its final, heartbreaking turn. - From Simon and Schuster




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Tech Tip Day 7 Pedometers and Podcasts

My favorite Professional Development is putting on a set of headphones and my favorite sneakers, choosing a wonderful Teacher or EdTech Podcast and walking the track!  What could be better than that?  Here is a wonderful list for teachers to listen to.  Here is a set of podcasts for your students too!  Imagine using this in your classroom.  We have students who will come in for lunch to listen to one of these podcasts!  Use this magic in your room!  





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Have a magical holiday season.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!