Friday, May 25, 2012

This is what I will be reading in 2 weeks!

The week after we get out of school - this is what I will be doing!!! 

Yes, you guessed it - READING!! 

One of my favorite authors Mary Kay Andrews is coming out with her next summer sensation on June 5th!!!

Annajane Hudgens truly believes she is over her ex-husband, Mason Bayless.  They’ve been divorced for four years, she’s engaged to a new, terrific guy, and she’s ready to leave the small town where she and Mason had so much history.  She is so over Mason that she has absolutely no problem attending his wedding to the beautiful, intelligent, delightful Celia.  But when fate intervenes and the wedding is called to a halt as the bride is literally walking down the aisle, Annajane begins to realize that maybe she’s been given a second chance.  Maybe everything happens for a reason.  And maybe, just maybe, she wants Mason back.  But there are secrets afoot in this small southern town.  On the peaceful surface of Hideaway Lake, Annajane discovers that the past is never really gone.  Even if there are people determined to keep Annajane from getting what she wants, happiness might be hers for the taking, and the life she once had with Mason in this sleepy lake town might be in her future.

So if you need a GREAT grown up book to read for yourself - here it is!!! 
I guarantee it will be rated a 5 star!!!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Tomorrow.... we will be unveiling this year's 2012 Old Plank Yearbook which I had the privilege of over seeing and helping create!!

The students have worked hard and I am very proud of them. I am pretty sure it isn't mistake free, but it isn't because we didn't try.

I hope that you will all find as much pleasure reading this year's book as we have gotten in putting it together. We have tried to capture the essence of our school and the friends we hold dear to us.

Go Raiders!!!! :)

Summer Reading Kick Off

This past summer the students continued to amaze me with their love and enthusiasm for reading as they did all school year long.

With summer knocking at our doors yet again, we are ready to slide into summer vacation mode. Once again we invite and challenge you to fight that “summer slide” feeling.

Instead, count the minutes as you take off on a grand adventure, solve mysteries, travel the world or fight crime while turning page after page in your favorite books!

Join us in our “BOOK CAMP” reading log and tally up the minutes your child reads. Shade one block for every 10 minutes they read, sign the back cover at the end of summer, and send back to school on the first week back to school.

We want to see how many minutes we can read as a school this summer. Last summer we read 96,233 minutes together!

Are you ready to enlist?

Ready, set , READ !

-Mrs. Dilday