And The Winner Is…

Greetings to you from the last day of school (Help me. Please, someone send help.), first (or second, you lucky devil) day of Winter Break, or the day you may be wearing two different color shoes. shoes

All of us here at Three Teachers Talk wish you the merriest of holidays, most enjoyable of breaks from school, and a fun, festive, and largely literary 2018. May the time you have with family and friends the next few days recharge your spirit, soul, and heart.

Leave a comment below with what you’ll be reading in the coming days! My to read list is four miles long, but a good recommendation is hard to pass up!

I am finally savoring the tragic beauty of Jeff Zentner’s Goodbye Days. It’s gorgeous, heart-breaking, and so cleverly phrased that I can’t wait to curl up and fly through the rest.

We are also tickled with holiday spirit to announce the winner of our signed copy of Tom Newkirk’s Minds Made For Stories!


Derek Rowley – Maplewood Richmond Heights High School, St. Louis, MO

Congratulations, Derek! Thank you SO much for reading, sharing, and learning along with us.

Look for another giveaway in the coming weeks: Tom Newkirk’s Embarrassment is a must read on “the true enemy of learning – embarrassment.” Who will the lucky winner be?

Heartfelt wishes to you and yours for a joyous, and well deserved, break. See you in 2018!



10 thoughts on “And The Winner Is…

  1. Anonymous December 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm Reply

    Just finished Wishtree and am onto Ms. Bixby’s Last Day!


  2. teachreadmom December 22, 2017 at 8:40 pm Reply

    Susanna Kearsley- Season of Storms
    Katherine Ewell- Dear Killer


  3. Derek Rowley December 22, 2017 at 3:39 pm Reply

    Fantastic! Thank you so much! I am very much looking forward to reading Tom Newkirk’s Minds Made For Stories.


  4. mrsturnerblog December 22, 2017 at 9:02 am Reply

    Congrats, Derek! Love the cute shoes, Lisa!

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    • Lisa Dennis December 22, 2017 at 9:19 am Reply

      Thanks, Sinead! My four year old asked if she could do the same today. I may have unintentionally started a revolution. Have a wonderful break! Thank you for being wonderful you.


      • mrsturnerblog December 22, 2017 at 10:19 am Reply

        😂😂😂 When my oldest was 3 or 4, she regularly wore two different colored shoes (a red one and a blue one—“They’re both Crocs! They match!”). My mother thought I was crazy but it was a battle that wasn’t worth fighting. 😂😂

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        • Lisa Dennis December 22, 2017 at 10:40 am Reply

          I am well versed in battles not worth fighting! I’m currently reading Kuncinka’s Raising Your Spirited Child. Ekkkkk.


          • mrsturnerblog December 22, 2017 at 11:17 am Reply

            I have that and read parts of it but got distracted. 😂😂 I just tend to tell myself that these traits will serve them well when they become adults!


  5. Amy Rasmussen December 22, 2017 at 8:53 am Reply

    Just started the audio of Kindred by Octavia Butler. It’s time travel with a modern black woman in the antebellum South. I haven’t got far, but the storytelling is riveting. Fantastic narrator.

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