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3rd Grade Daily Math - Term 1 POSTED

AP classes failing students

Taxpayers have spent hundreds of millions of dollars in recent years to nudge more students into Advanced Placement classes — but a close look at test scores suggests much of the investment has been wasted.<p>Expanding participation in AP classes has been a bipartisan goal, promoted by U.S. Education …

The Birth House

• <b>Author:</b> Ami Mckay<p>The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a kitchen filled with herbs and …

Friends Forever

• <b>Author:</b> Danielle Steel<p><b>NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER</b><p>Five children meet on the first day of kindergarten. In the years that follow, they become friends and more than friends. Together, they will find strength, meet challenges, face life’s adventures, endure loss, face stark realities, and open their …

Wedding Night

• <b>Author:</b> Sophie Kinsella<p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author Sophie Kinsella returns with her trademark blend of sparkling wit and playful romance in this page-turning story of a wedding to remember—and a honeymoon to forget. <br>Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose, but then his big …

We Are Water

• <b>Author:</b> Wally Lamb<p>We Are Water is a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy, from Wally Lamb, the New York Times bestselling author of The Hour I First Believed and I Know This Much Is True.<p>After 27 years of marriage and …

Winter of the World

• <b>Author:</b> Ken Follett<p>Ken Follett follows up his #1 New York Times bestseller Fall of Giants with a brilliant, page-turning epic about the heroism and honor of World War II, and the dawn of the atomic age. Ken Follett’s Fall of Giants, the first novel in his extraordinary new historical epic, The …

The Girls of Atomic City

• <b>Author:</b> Denise Kiernan<p><b>THE GIRLS OF ATOMIC C ITY</b><p><b>AT THE HEIGHT OF WORLD WAR II,</b> Oak Ridge, Tennessee, was home to 75,000 residents, consuming more electricity than New York City. But to most of the world, the town did not exist. Thousands of civilians—many of them young women from small towns across …

Pimp

• <b>Author:</b> Iceberg Slim<p><b>“[In Pimp], Iceberg Slim breaks down some of the coldest, capitalist concepts I’ve ever heard in my life.” —Dave Chappelle, from his Nextflix special The Bird Revelation</b><p><i>Pimp</i> sent shockwaves throughout the literary world when it published in 1969. Iceberg Slim’s autobiographical …

Always Running

• <b>Author:</b> Luis J. Rodriguez<p><b>Luis J. Rodríguez’s stunning memoir—a brave, unflinching account of life in a Los Angeles street gang</b> <b></b>Luis J. Rodríguez joined his first gang at age eleven. As a teenager, he witnessed the rise of some of the most notorious cliques and sets in Southern California and knew …

Fatal Friends, Deadly Neighbors

• <b>Author:</b> Ann Rule<p>#1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author and queen of true crime Ann Rule’s sixteenth volume in her True Crime Files series, <i>Deadly Neighbors</i> delves into the unsolved case of a billionaire’s son mysteriously falling off a balcony to his death and more.<p>In July 2011, billionaire Jonah …

Call the Midwife

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Worth<p><b>The highest-rated drama in BBC history, Call the Midwife will delight fans of Downton Abbey</b><p>Viewers everywhere have fallen in love with this candid look at post-war London. In the 1950s, twenty-two-year-old Jenny Lee leaves her comfortable home to move into a convent and become …

Heads in Beds

• <b>Author:</b> Jacob Tomsky<p><b>In the tradition of Kitchen Confidential and Waiter Rant, a rollicking, eye-opening, fantastically indiscreet memoir of a life spent (and misspent) in the hotel industry.</b><p>Jacob Tomsky never <i>intended</i> to go into the hotel business. As a new college graduate, armed only with a …

Detroit

• <b>Author:</b> Charlie LeDuff<p><b>An explosive exposé of America’s lost prosperity—from Pulitzer Prize­–winning journalist Charlie LeDuff</b> <br>Back in his broken hometown, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Charlie LeDuff searches the ruins of Detroit for clues to his family’s troubled past. Having led us on the way …

My Beloved World

• <b>Author:</b> Sonia Sotomayor<p>The first Hispanic and third woman appointed to the United States Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor has become an instant American icon. Now, with a candor and intimacy never undertaken by a sitting Justice, she recounts her life from a Bronx housing project to the federal …

Cruising Attitude

• <b>Author:</b> Heather Poole<p>Real-life flight attendant Heather Poole has written a charming and funny insider’s account of life and work in the not-always-friendly skies. Cruising Attitude is a Coffee, Tea, or Me? for the 21st century, as the author parlays her fifteen years of flight experience into a …

A Man of Honor

• <b>Author:</b> Joseph Bonanno<p>"Friendships, connections, family ties, trust, loyalty, obedience-this was the 'glue' that held us together."<p>These were the principles that the greatest Mafia "Boss of Bosses," Joseph Bonnano, lived by. Born in Castellammare del Golfo, Sicily, Bonnano found his future amid the …

Tattoos on the Heart

• <b>Author:</b> Gregory Boyle<p>“Destined to become a classic of both urban reportage and contemporary spirituality” (<i>Los Angeles Times</i>)—<i>Tattoos on the Heart</i> is a series of parables about kinship and redemption from pastor, activist, and renowned speaker, Father Gregory Boyle.<p>For twenty years, Father Gregory …

Math Coach's Corner

Throwback Thursday-Reading Street

I'm linking up with Cara for Throwback Thursday!<p>I've been getting lots of emails asking about how I taught Reading Street in first grade, so I …

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts - Kalyn's Kitchen

<i>posted by</i> Kalyn Denny <i>on</i> July 13, 2013<p><i>Stir-Fried Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts is a delicious way to use green beans from the</i> …

Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Recipe

Hello summer and cooking chicken on a grill! I don’t know about you, but sometimes I struggle with grilling chicken breasts.<p>The meat can very easily …

Gang Leader for a Day

• <b>Author:</b> Sudhir Venkatesh<p><b>A New York Times Bestseller</b><p><b>Foreword by Stephen J. Dubner, coauthor of</b> <i>Freakonomics</i><p>When first-year graduate student Sudhir Venkatesh walked into an abandoned building in one of Chicago’s most notorious housing projects, he hoped to find a few people willing to take a …

My Infamous Life

• <b>Author:</b> Albert "Prodigy" Johnson<p><b>From one of the greatest rappers of all time, the memoir of a life cut short, a revealing look at the dark side of hip hop’s Golden Era...</b><p>In this often violent but always introspective memoir, Mobb Deep’s Prodigy tells his much anticipated story of struggle, …

Heaven Hears

• <b>Author:</b> Lindy Boone Michaelis<p>On June 19, 2001, Ryan Corbin, grandson of Pat Boone, accidently stepped through a skylight and fell three stories onto a cement floor. When he broke through that roof, Ryan fell into a very different life from the one he had before as the beloved son of Lindy Boone …

Confessions of a Sociopath

• <b>Author:</b> M.E. Thomas<p><b>Confessions of a Sociopath is both the memoir of a high-functioning, law-abiding (well, mostly) sociopath and a roadmap -- right from the source -- for dealing with the sociopath in your life.</b><br>As M.E. Thomas says of her fellow sociopaths, “We are your neighbors, your coworkers, …

Mummy Knew

• <b>Author:</b> Lisa James<p>Four-year-old Lisa's world turned upside down when her step-father moved in. Most of the time he was just violent but then he started making her do things to him she knew were wrong. Soon he was visiting her at night. Lisa begged her mother for help but she just shrugged, telling …

Behind the Candelabra

• <b>Author:</b> Scott Thorson & Alex Thorleifson<p>In this unusually frank book Scott Thorson tells all: the good, the bad, and the ugly truths about a legendary entertainer who went to outrageous extremes to prevent public knowledge of his homosexuality. Liberace's unhappy childhood, dominated by a mother …

The Fever Tree

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer McVeigh<p><b>“There is nothing more exciting than a new writer with a genuine voice. I loved it.” —Julian Fellowes, creator of Downton Abbey</b><p>Frances Irvine, left destitute in the wake of her father’s sudden death, has been forced to abandon her life of wealth and privilege in London and …

The Half Life

• <b>Author:</b> Jennifer Weiner<p>From #1 bestselling author Jennifer Weiner, a short story about what can happen when one restless woman's best laid travel plans go astray...