Wednesday, April 1, 2020

By the Book: Putting two and two together with Mrs. Tibert, Math Interventionist

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What kind of reader were you as a child? Which childhood books and authors stick with you most?
Growing up I was a voracious reader. I would stay up at night with a flashlight reading in bed and hoping my parents would not come in and find me staying up past my bedtime.
Since my dad was in the military we would often be traveling by car and books helped the time pass more quickly and allowed me to escape my annoying siblings. I enjoyed mysteries and biographies of women. Nancy Drew, Robin Kane, and Little House on the Prairie were some of my favorites in elementary school. When I would go to the school library, I scoured the shelves for any biography about a female I could find. Many of the ones I read were about first ladies.

Describe your ideal reading experience (when, where, what, how)
My favorite place to read is down at the beach in the warm sun listening to the ocean. Many summer days have been spent devouring a book and sipping iced tea. Never would I go on a vacation without a book or two to read.

You’re organizing a literary dinner party. Which three writers, dead or alive, do you invite?
There are so many writers that I would love to meet. I think it would be interesting to sit down with Beverly Cleary, Kate DiCamillo and Roald Dahl. They all have such a different approach to their stories. The conversation would certainly be entertaining. I wonder what they would learn from each other!
Willy Wonka shaking Charlie by the hand from Charlie and The Chocolate Factory by Road Dahl


  1. Ahhh...another Laura Ingalls Wilder fan! Maybe we should arrange a dinner party to discuss our favorite characters and titles? Once the social distancing is past us, I could see a gathering at the beach! Who's in?

  2. I still love a book that keeps you up all night, or draws you in so much you bawl or feel the pain or fear in your gut. I could never write like that.

  3. That would be an amazing dinner party! I’d love an invite. It’s so fun to see all the similarities (and differences) teachers have as readers.

  4. Oh those "flashlight nights!" I had many of those! A good book can still keep me up to the wee hours!