Calendar

February 10th, 2015 by Lee Hall

going all literary…

April 23rd, 2017 by jmayfield

two of them qualify for uppity literary…

“open” – great biography – story of andre agassi – just told in a compelling way – i’m not a huge tennis person, but there were lots of lessons in the book that make it great for gifted

“running full tilt” – new YA title – and it involves a track and xc season so you know i’d push for it – i think most kids would enjoy it – even new to running – definitely recommendable

“run with me” – new YA non-fiction – sonya richards-ross – great track star – great story as well – her peaks and valleys – and the strategy she’s used to overcome – very recommendable

“pride and prejudice – liked it much better than i did in high school – i remembered far more than i figured i would – the question now is whether or not i read the zombie spin-off – i’m not sure i loved it that much

“the handmaid’s tale – i tried – i really did – to read my feminist sci-fi warning of today’s world – i failed totally in my attempt to appreciate it – again, i tried – but not my cup of tea – at all:)

j

CMS Blooper Show

April 18th, 2017 by jmayfield

Gifted in Space: The Blackout

April 10th, 2017 by jmayfield

Moonshine Tryouts at CMS

April 7th, 2017 by jmayfield

spring break catch up

March 30th, 2017 by jmayfield

“dick allen” – just in time for baseball, a book about a 1970s player – even better, a white sox guy – good book to read and talk about with my dad

“my cubs” – just in time for baseball:) a great and highly recommendable book about the Cubs – and what made last year so special

“shakespeare for freedom” – just in time for… i dunno – anyway, way over my head – but i picked up a couple of things about the concepts that i can adapt to middle school – i can’t emphasize how little i think i know about shakespeare after reading this book:)

“norse mythology” – highly recommendable book – currently a fiction bestseller – by neil gaiman – retelling old norse legends – loki was a troubled one…

“to sparta” – great book about the marathon – and the runner who delivered the message – and the problems of greece today

j

The Fault in Our Fairies at CMS

March 16th, 2017 by jmayfield

catching up on the reading

March 14th, 2017 by jmayfield

“between heaven and the real world” – my favorite recording artist of all time – steven curtis chapman – great book – encouraging book – sad book – but i read it really quickly – and was encouraged in my faith

“running with the raven” – there’s a guy in miami who has run for 40 years in a row – amazing streak – the same road – same eight miles – for 40 years – good story about something unusual – although just maddeningly consistent

“boys in the boat” – great book – like unbroken – about 10 years before unbroken – story of washington rowing – and how the university rowed and won gold in berlin – the story of the boys – juxtaposed by the rise of nazi germany – great book

“i don’t wait anymore” – by a friend of mine – strange experience to read

“the middle school rules of jamaal charles” – great book – charles has an amazing story that is in a readable form – very recommendable to young boys everywhere

Puck the Fairy: Read Across America

March 1st, 2017 by jmayfield

catching up on reading…

March 1st, 2017 by jmayfield

“the gatekeepers” – great book – about white house chiefs of staff – through the years – from nixon’s guy to obama’s last one – in today’s political environment, highly recommended

“tears we cannot stop: a sermon to white america” – sad book – good book – i don’t think anyone else will read it but me around here – but i learned a lot and it made me think – hopefully, i act in a better way b/c of it

“city of the monkey god” – good book – exciting book – about finding an ancient civilization in central america – adventure/non-fiction

“das reboot” – book about the rise of german soccer – great book about how to continue success – i saw parallels between alabama football and german soccer – how you keep improving

“how to lose a marathon” – by a simpsons writer – great book – funny book – about the author’s trek to the 2013 NYC marathon – good motivation

“life and adventures of jack engle” – lost book discovered by walt whitman – interesting book – interesting story as to how it got to us – very typical of that era – lots of coincidences that led to the end

The Adventures of Ryder and Mr. Self – Connect 4 and Valentine’s Dance

February 15th, 2017 by jmayfield