Category Archive: Sports

Bowl You Over

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Each year, as a sports fan, I go into a bit of a funk during the months of February & March.  I know that basketball and hockey are still being played during this… Continue reading

The Big Game

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In January of 1967, the Green Bay Packers beat the Kansas City Chiefs 35-10 in the first ever AFL-NFL championship game.  There were no celebrities in attendance, no week-long events leading up to… Continue reading

‘Tis The Season (For Football)!

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The turkey has been carved and the pie has been consumed.  The leftovers are finally starting to dwindle.  The packages from Black Friday are safely stashed in a closet.  With the calendar turning… Continue reading

The World Series: Baseball’s Championship

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Baseball is different from many other sports because it is more of a marathon than a sprint.  It begins in April, continues throughout the summer months, and winds down in September.  If your… Continue reading

Review : Fourth Down and Inches : Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment

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Fourth Down and Inches : Concussions and Football’s Make-or-Break Moment by Carla Killough McClafferty. 9781467710671. 2013. Gr 7-12. Concussions have been in the news a lot lately—especially in relation to sports.  I enjoy… Continue reading

Baseball and Math

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The World Series recently concluded, crowning the Boston Red Sox as champions, but that doesn’t mean that we need to stop thinking about baseball until opening day of the 2014 season.  Baseball is… Continue reading

High Interest Nonfiction for Boys

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We all know the challenges struggling readers face.  Often, those struggles are magnified even more with boys.  Luckily, we have many excellent educators and librarians out there spreading awareness and working with boys… Continue reading

Protecting Young Brains with Books

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As the mother of a serious equestrian and as a former soccer coach, I’ve always had concerns about head injuries and concussions. Just a few years ago, everyone I knew considered wearing helmets… Continue reading

Bite-Sized Reading

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What is the longest book you have ever read?  Is it maybe Moby Dick, War and Peace, or something contemporary, like one of Stephen King’s latest weighty tomes or Haruki Murakami’s 1000-page opus… Continue reading

Basketball and Literacy

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Let’s talk hoops! I am a big basketball fan, but for some reason my slow, low-jumping, 5’11” body was not attractive to NBA General Managers, and alas, I was not selected in the… Continue reading