Teachers will tell you that one of the hardest parts of any school year is the planning and execution of field trips. While students are looking forward to a “day off” from the classroom, teachers and administrators are scrambling to get permission forms returned and figuring out driving and chaperone arrangements. Though I didn’t have … Continue reading Tales from the Fourth Grade: The Best Field Trip EVER
What’s in a Name?
This past week I had my older students make acrostics from their names. Despite being reticent to writing poetry, they enjoyed making the acrostics. I think they're starting to see that poetry doesn't have to have a rhyme scheme or a certain meter. So in lieu of any profound article or poem this week, here … Continue reading What’s in a Name?
Book Review: The Christmas Blessing
The Christmas Blessing by Melody Carlson My rating: 4 of 5 stars An emotional read with a feel-good message about forgiveness and redemption. Amelia Richards is a beautician in 1944 who finds herself pregnant out of wedlock with her husband-to-be gunned down in the Philippines. Alone without the support of her own mother and step-father, … Continue reading Book Review: The Christmas Blessing
Let me not to t…
Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when it alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although … Continue reading Let me not to t…