February 10th, 2015 by Lee Hall

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

books to remember – maybe… :)

February 15th, 2017 by jmayfield

“Grendel’s Guide to Love and War” – not middle school appropriate – YA – the concept was nice – exploring Beowulf in a modern day setting – the rest – meh…

“Dinner with DiMaggio” – stories about eating with the Yankee Clipper – nothing very new – just recounting a different time – different era – as expected, Joe D was in a good light – he’s not in most stories people have – but what would you expect from someone who stayed in his good graces – good baseball reading, at least:)

“Captain Class” – shared this book with ya’ll – great book – what great teams have in common is often their captains – how they use them – the characteristics of them – great read

Attitude – by Villanova’s head coach – good book – good principles of teaching to use in the classroom

“Payoff” – quick read from TED talks – okay

“Gertie’s Leap to Greatness” – more Mobile needed – good elem book

A Valentine’s Social Carol

February 2nd, 2017 by jmayfield

a few more books to add…

January 29th, 2017 by jmayfield

“making my pitch” – i talked to my eighth grade about this book last week – ila borders – first female pro baseball player in a long time – sad book – baseball seems like one of the last male clubs – and guys act rather poorly – she played during my sweet spot of remembering everything about baseball so i remembered her – didn’t know her story though – great book

“city of dreams” – story of Dodger stadium – being built – excellent book – i didn’t know about the history at all – it’s not as sad as i’ve heard it said before – the dodgers didn’t just run people out of chavez ravine – the stadium split the community – people were for and against it – it was a contentious issue – moreso than i thought

“dark territory” – excellent book – apparently, that’s all i read nowadays – but on cyberspace and what the US gov’t has done to secure it – spoiler: not much:) with the recent russian intelligence issues, it was an excellent in-depth book about a serious issue

“golden” – about steph curry – fun book – good recommendation for middle school guys

“inquisitor’s tale” – from ms. fuller at the county level – like canterbury tales – humorous – inappropriate at times – not that much though – good story – entertaining – i finished up after scholars yesterday


Gifted in Space: The Highwayman

January 27th, 2017 by jmayfield

The Adventures of Ryder and Mr. Self: Ice/Grade Day

January 17th, 2017 by jmayfield