Tag Archives: Susan Campbell Bartoletti

September 19

Bluebirds, Deadheads, & Side-Growth by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

I was five, and starting first-grade in a new school.   That first week, my teacher divided us into reading groups. Our class became flocks of Bluebirds, Redbirds, and Yellowbirds that gathered in a circle around her, taking turns reading out loud from our Sally, Dick, and Jane readers.   The Bluebirds were the best […]