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This week was a stressful one! The 130 students I teach took the math and language arts STAAR tests. With any standardized tests comes pressure, but these kids feel the pressure to do well much more. I was asked more than once “If I fail the STAAR test, do I stay in 6th grade?” Since 6th grade in Texas is not an SSI year, students will move on to 7th grade, but in 8th grade they will have to pass all of their tests (math, language arts, science, social studies). I will say it is extremely hard to be locked in a room for four hours in absolute silence and not able to read a book in the quiet and calm!
Last Week on G1000W
This Week on G1000W
Release Day Blast: Prejudice Meets Pride by Rachael Anderson
Spotlight: Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna
Review: Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna
Author Interview: Elizabeth McKenna
May Monthly Chit Chat
Around Town in the Spotlight
An amazing giveaway over at Meredith & Jennifer’s Musings.
An LGBT read, One Man Guy, over at Candace’s Book Blog.
Lisa at Turning Pages shares her fear of reading scary books at night.
Tara at The Librarian Who Doesn’t Say SHHH! shares her Top Ten Characters who deserve their own book.
Marni at Word to Dreams review of a new time-travel novel, Essence.
Author AJ Joseph dishes about those toxic people in our lives on Mysti’s Unwritten.
Kathy’s review of Don’t Call Me Baby – Imogene has grown up her entire life being in her mother’s blog spotlight. Talk about embarrassing!
Kindle giveaway on Feed Your Reader.
Word to Dreams has an awesome folklore anthology blitz and giveaway going on.
Also on Word to Dreams, an Agatha Christie-like book, John Dreamer, and the review!
Heather’s excerpt post of Runaway, the story of a young girl lighting out.
Julie Valerie’s eight reasons she loved Elizabeth Maxwell’s book Happily Ever After.
And last but not least, a little something for my Southern roots: the Williamsburg Regional Library’s review of Mama Makes Up Her Mind: And Other Dangers of Southern Living by Bailey White.
New Arrivals to Land of 1000 Wonders