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Official 2014 Teens' Top Ten


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  1. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (Macmillan/St. Martin's Griffin)
  2. Splintered by A.G. Howard (ABRAMS/Amulet Books)
  3. The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (Tor Teen)
  4. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey (Penguin/Putnam Juvenile) 
  5. Monument 14: Sky on Fire by Emmy Laybourne (Macmillan/Feiwel & Friends)
  6. Earth Girl by Janet Edwards (Prometheus Books /Pyr)
  7. The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
  8. Steelheart by Brandon S


    anderson (Random House/Delacorte Press)
  9. Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo (Macmillan/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
  10. The Eye of Minds by James Dashner (Random House/Delacorte Press)

"YALSA's Teens' Top Ten", American Library Association, July 7, 2006. (Accessed November 8, 2014)

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Words That Encourage!!

Children need to hear these messages: You are loved.

You are secure. You are you. You matter.

You are growing up.

Choose words that encourage children:

Words That Encourage

Knowing you, I'm sure you will do fine.

You can do it if you try.

I have faith in you.

You're doing fine.

I can see you put a lot of effort into that.

You'll figure it out.

That was a good try. Don't worry

about the mistake.

That's a challenge, but I'm sure you'll do fine.

Words That Discourage

Knowing you, I think you should do more.

You usually make mistakes, so be careful.

I doubt that you can do it.

You can do better.

That's a good job, but the cor­ners are ragged.

Better get some help.

If you can't do it right, don't do it at all.

That looks too difficult for you to try.

Help children realize how much

they have learned. "Remember when you

had trouble reading this book?"

If your child is struggling

with long division, say,

"Remember when you couldn't add 6 + 9?"…”

-Compiled by John H. Wherry, Ed.D.,

President, The Parent Institute,

Publisher of Parents Make the Difference 
for parents and students (national center for family literacy) (national education association)  (scholastics for parents) (ohio department of education for parents) (common core standards) (national reading Institution for parents)




















































































Five Tips to Keep Kids Learning During theHolidays                                              

Holiday and winter breaks are just weeks away, and while students and teachers will get a well-deserved break from the classroom, it doesn’t mean children need to stop learning. Here are a few tips to keep children’s minds sharp and challenged during their break, and it might just prevent cabin fever:

  • Ask your child’s teacher or s


    earch online for worksheets or projects that can be done over the holidays. For 20 to 30 minutes a day, review with your child math concepts, spelling words, or sentence structure. You can also work together in starting a cool science project.
  • Have your child read to you daily from the newspaper, a magazine, or excerpts from their favorite book, and let your child see you reading.
  • Use the winter break to strengthen your child’s vocabulary. This is a perfect time to start a treasure chest of words, by having your child look up new words, then write the word and definition on 3×5 cards. Use the word in a sentence or have them write a story based on the word. This exercise will reinforce reading comprehension and writing skills.
  • Give your child an opportunity to appreciate the arts by attending free events like concerts or plays during the holidays, or stop by a local museum.
  • Give a book or educational gift that will keep on giving throughout the year.

Carrie Jasper director of outreach to parents and families at the U.S. Department of Education




Please join us December


 10th at 5pm-6pm for our Family math and literacy night We plan to learn about budgets, eat dinner, listen to a read aloud, play some games. Door prizes are always drawn 3 total each worth $10.00 kroger gift card!! 





Monthly News letters Literacy Today click on the link below

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The Tomorrow Center respects and reveres individuality while reaching towards each child’s unique potential. Our purpose is to build a strong academic and social foundation for all students enabling them to communicate and contribute effectively and responsible within their community. We have several  programs implemented: Fast Math, Read 180,  Scholastics Math, basketball,cheerleading, family literature/math nights, and Study Island. Each program is designed to assist and increase student learning.