Counting by 7s

posted Sep 10, 2014, 6:25 AM by scole@kisd.org

I had the pleasure of reading Counting by 7s this summer and I must say that I enjoyed it immensely.  It tells the story of a girl named Willow. When a great tragedy occurs in her life she must learn to adjust to new places, new people, and new situations.  This book illustrates how people who may seem like they will disappoint can surprise and how friends can soon become family.  It is a beautifully written book with a few bumps along the way but an overall happy ending.  If you enjoy realistic fiction and stories of friendship and family this book is a must read for you.  Below are a few online resources related to this book:

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Holly Goldberg Sloan bio:
http://hollygoldbergsloan.com/aboutholly.html

A few things about Counting by 7s:
http://hollygoldbergsloan.com/aboutcountingby7s.html

Book reviews:
http://hollygoldbergsloan.com/review.html

Are you a genius quiz:
http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/09/22/mensa.quiz/index.html

Which great genius was most like you?:
http://science.discovery.com/games-and-interactives/great-genius-assessment.htm

Games for the brain:
http://www.gamesforthebrain.com/

Native plants (must type your state into the site):http://www.abnativeplants.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/plants.search/index.htm?added=8402011

Plan a garden online:
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/design/nature-lovers/welcome-to-plan-a-garden/

How to create a wildlife friendly garden:
http://www.nwf.org/How-to-Help/Garden-for-Wildlife/Create-a-Habitat.aspxcampaignid=WH13F1ASSWX&s_src=MSN_Toggle&s_subsrc=TOG_NWF_Habitats%7cNative_Pants&ssource=MSN_Toggle&kw=TOG_NWF_Habitats%7cNative_Plants

Photos of sunflowers:
http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=sunflower+photo&qpvt=sunflower+photo&FORM=IGRE

Photos of bamboo plants:
https://www.google.com/searchsafe=active&hl=en&site=imghp&tbm=isch&source=hp&biw=1684&bih=789&q=bamboo+plants&oq=bamboo&gs_l=img.1.4.0l10.5030.7578.0.12077.6.6.0.0.0.0.25.138.6.6.0….0…1ac.1.32.img..0.6.135.2wBhV4XchnU

Requirements to become a foster parent:
http://adoption.about.com/od/fostering/f/What-Are-The-Requirements-To-Become-A-Foster-Parent.htm

Vietnamese 101:
http://www.101languages.net/vietnamese/

Giant sequoia trees:
http://www.giant-sequoia.com/about-sequoia-trees/about-sequoia-trees/

Giant sequoia tree photos by National Geographic (must scroll down past the ads):http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2235452/Giant-sequoia-National-Geographic-pictures-giants-forestSierra-Nevada.html

Geometric coloring pages:
http://www.coloring-pages-for-all-ages.com/geometric-coloring-pages.html

Geometric design coloring pages:
http://hsanalim.hubpages.com/hub/Geometric-Design-Coloring-Pages-Stained-Glass-Colouring-Pictures-to-Print

Geometric mosaic with lesson plan:
http://www.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=1270

Geometrical stained glass:
http://www.bing.com/images/searchq=geometrical+stained+glass&qpvt=geometrical+stained+glass&FORM=IQFRML

The ABC’s of moles (good information but there are side ads):http://www.lifescript.com/health/centers/skin_cancer/articles/know_your_skin_cancer_abcs.aspx

Picture of a cancerous mole:
http://skincancer.about.com/od/symptoms/ss/mole_4.htm

Fatal car accident statistics:
http://www-fars.nhtsa.dot.gov/Main/index.aspx


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