Recap of The Busy Weekend, Knee Progress, and Thanksgiving Menu
This past weekend I had a garage sale, literally IN the garage. Saturday went really, really well, and I guess I got rid of about half of what I had. On Sunday, I actually had 2 return customers who both bought more books - yay! I didn't do a... Read more
Busy Weekend Ahead
I've been very busy going through my basement. I live in a 2 bedroom garden apartment. It has a front door and a back door, and is an up and down. On the first floor is the kitchen, dining room , and living room. Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and ... Read more
My School Situation - The End
A dear friend recently asked me "has your school situation resolved itself yet?"
I've been procrastinating about writing this blog, but here is the answer:
It has. I resigned.
That's the short story. The longer explanation is this: ... Read more
Football Season and Doing something today
A friend who knows me very well sent this to me:
That is ME!! Yes, I yell at my tv, as if the players can actually hear me! Much like Eliza D... Read more
A little more about me!
I found this on a featured blog, and thought I would do it as well! Seems like a fun thing to share!
Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you.
Where is your cell phone? Right next to me.
Spouse? Y... Read more
An Update on My Current Situation
Tuesday afternoon, August 31, 2015, a letter was hand delivered to me from my school district. There was no knock on the door; it was simply put underneath the front door of my apartment.
I have been placed on administrative leave with pay... Read more
I have been dealing with a professional "hiccup" for the past 4 months. Some background: In the interests of holding teachers more accountable, the teacher evaluation rubric has been revamped in New Jersey. Each district could choose a system... Read more
A friend of mine, well, okay, my husband, and he IS a friend, showed this to me today. It made me weepy. That could have been the result of the anesthesia still in my system(I had a minor back procedure done today and all is well) OR it touche... Read more
The Little Red House
This is a favorite story of mine and never fails to impress young children who aren't in on the "secret"!
There was once upon a time a little boy named John who was tired of all his toys and tired of all his picture books and tired of all h... Read more
A Letter to The Editor
I was away last week visiting my sister. It was wonderful!! While I was there, The New York Times ran an article about severe teacher shortages in certain areas of the USA. There've been several responses, but this one, in particular, had res... Read more
An Educational System
"An educational system isn't worth a great deal if it teaches young people how to make a living, but doesn't teach them how to make a life."
Socialization (especially in the lower grades)
Phys E... Read more
"From your parents you learn love and laughter and how to put one foot before the other. But when books are opened, you discover that you have wings." - Helen Hayes
I was extremely fortunate in that I had both a mother and a father who lov... Read more
Our children are living messages we send to a time and place we will never see.... Read more
The Blueberry Story
The Blueberry Story:
The teacher gives the businessman a lesson
“If I ran my business the way you people operate your schools, I wouldn’t be in business very long!”
I stood before an auditorium filled with outraged teachers w... Read more
The Important Thing
"The important thing is not so much that every child should be taught,
as that every child should be given the wish to learn."
John Lubbock... Read more
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