About the Reviewers:
Hi! Our names are Tionna Webberley and Karen Blute. We are
both students enrolled in the NAU Elementary Education Cohort
in Tucson, Arizona. We're both studying to be elementary teachers
and both of us really enjoy being with children and reading
Tionna was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. One day she
hopes to relocate to San Diego, California and to teach there.
After graduating, she would like to teach kindergarten. She
also enjoys science, especially chemistry and biology.
Karen grew up in New York but has lived in many places. She
came here to Tucson with her husband five years ago and now
loves the desert southwest. She enjoys reading and writing
and looks forward to working with students in both of these
areas in the future.
We are working together as practicum partners in a fourth-grade
classroom at Ironwood Elementary School. The book which we
reviewed, Coyote School News by Joan Sandin, was chosen
by Governor Napolitano to be distributed to all fourth graders
in Arizona. This is why we chose this book to share with our
students. (Fall 2004)