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Disney Works Its Magic with Into the Woods – A Movie Review

Into the Woods is a perfect family movie! I was lucky enough to be invited to an advanced screening of this Disney soon-to-be classic, and I can say that Sophia and I thoroughly enjoyed the movie! This is a clever story that entwines four Grimm’s fairytales into one tale full of witty one-liners and fanciful lyrics. Who …

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Movie Review: Third Person Starring Liam Neeson

I am a sixth grade writing teacher, and I work a lot with my students on understanding perspective. We need to learn to understand how something may be seen through someone else’s eyes. We write in first-person telling our own stories, and we write in third-person telling stories through a narrator. We also read many …

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That’s a Wrap! The 2014 Oscar Highlights

Well that’s a wrap! The Oscars have been handed out! The Wolf didn’t howl, the pizza delivery-man wasn’t Hustled, Gravity rose to the top, and 12 Years a Slave took best picture!  So many great moments! Ellen rocked the show with her biting humor, pizza delivery, and selfie (or do we call it an “us-ie”?). …

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Planning a 2014 Academy Awards Party

I love the Academy Awards! The actors, the dresses, the red carpet – the whole event is over the top glamour. Ever since I was a young girl, I’d sit and watch and dream. I was ten years old when Tatum O’Neal won her Oscar for her performance as Addie Loggins in Paper Moon. Watching …

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A Great Book! And Aaron Paul to star in the movie! Can’t wait to see this one!

A Long Way Down by Nick Hornsby  (published in 2005) is one of my all-time favorite reads.  This is another dark comedy (maybe my favorite genre) that had me both cringing and laughing out loud.  But what made this book so memorable for me are the characters. I just found out that this book has been …

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