My niece almost drowned. Well, not exactly. My 8-year-old niece was wearing flippers and full-face goggles to rival any serious snorkeler. She was hanging out in the deep end in her blue inner tube— the kind with the hole in the bottom. My mom (who does not swim, but has eagle eyes to account for... Continue Reading →
Our Danville Science Center membership was the best $25 we spent all year, and it seems like one of best kept secrets (that shouldn’t be kept) around. If you don’t live in the Danville area, read on to find out about science center partnerships around the country. Membership is affordable for all at only $65... Continue Reading →
Read this original post on aplithelp.com When I received my copy of Terrance Hayes' book American Sonnets for my Past and Future Assassin I decided that I wanted to freshen up my sonnet unit to look beyond the traditional sonnets. I had about six 90-minute class periods to devote to sonnets before Spring Break. This... Continue Reading →
Our family Christmas card was the #momfail of the 2018 holiday season (or the first of several, it is early after all). After having beautiful pictures taken with Santa by the wonderfully talented Mariah Springs, I spelled my own kid’s name wrong on the card. Yep, I left the R out of Patrick christening him... Continue Reading →
Tomorrow I will welcome new students and their parents (and likely many recent alumni) into my classroom for open house. This fresh start is the perfect time to set some "gutsy goals" as we look ahead towards 180 days of learning together. I will pray for my students, individually and collectively. I will fail spectacularly.... Continue Reading →
Ask yourself these questions about your own reading: Do you like to have someone tell you what to read and when to read it? Do you require yourself to take a quiz at the end of every four chapters? Do you run to Hobby Lobby to create a poster or diorama of a book when... Continue Reading →
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