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Robby’s Quest For The Seed BOOK REVIEW

Robby’s Quest For The Seed by D.C. Rush

3.5 out of 5 read rating


Join Robby, his brother Ricky and all their bird friends as they leave Ohio and fly south for the winter. Along the way the birds find adventure and unexpected danger and upon arriving at their destination, things are not what they expected. The birds must deviate from their plans and make a crucial life decision. Both parents and children will enjoy following the birds on their adventure and will appreciate the uplifting ending.



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Saving Recess

Okay, so again, I was listening to NPR.. same car ride as my last post. This time they were talking about schools in Chicago. In Chicago, some elementary schools have a 5 hour school day. WOW! That’s all I could say. Here in schools go for about 8 hours. These elementary schools only had 10 minutes for lunch and 10 minutes for recess. SOOOOOO CRAZY! When you’re young putting all that new information in your head without a break is tiring. Pushing for a longer day to get more time to ease into material is better. What you learn in elementary school is the foundation for the rest of grade school. I know first hand that if I hadn’t gotten extra help when I was in elementary school I would’ve been so lost in high school. Lunch is important. Kids need food, teachers need a break. It’s a restart and a refuel. Recess gives kids a break. Time to be with friends, to get exercise, to think school isn’t so bad. I don’t live in Chicago, but I totally support this.

Sometimes you wish there was more time in the day.

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