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    Mrs. Brightharp
    Greetings,
     

    I am Mrs. Wilma Brightharp the media specialist assigned to the Benteen Elementary School Media Center.  This is my fifth year at Benteen.  Prior this assignment, I was the media specialist at Capitol View Elementary School until it closed at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.  Working as a librarian/media specialist was my dream job as a child.  I have a passion for reading, finding out new things, working with technology, and making things.

     
    Reading has always been on the top of my list of hobbies.  I have a long list of children's books that I really enjoyed reading, but let me just share a few and see if they, too, are on your list of favorites: 
       
    The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
    Good Night Moon, by Margaret Wise Brown
    A Snowy Day, by Ezra Jack Keats
    Honey, I Love, by Eloise Greenfield
    The Cat in the Hat, by Dr. Seuss
    The Tale of Peter Rabbit, by Beatrice Potter
    Tale of a Fourth Grade Nothing, by Judy Blume
    Ramona Quimby, Age 8, by Beverly Cleary
    Bud, Not Buddy, by Christopher Paul Curtis
    Where the Sidewalk Ends, by Shel Silverstein
    The Junie B. Jones series, by Barbara Parks
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowlings
    Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry, by Mildred Taylor
     
    This year I am challenging the students at Benteen to read more than the required 25 books for the school year.  I am working with teachers, and the administration to encourage our students to increase their Lexile Measures by the end of this school year.  I am also challenging myself to read as many books as I can before the school year ends.  Check in periodically to see what I am reading.