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After State Standardized Testing...

Friday, April 29, 2011      1 comments

The pencils have been utilized to the core of each exhausted eraser. Children feel the instant relief of loaded neatly, dark-marked ovals and proof of answers in test booklets. Now the proverbial dust has settled and our lives can move in a ... Read more

Pointing the Finger... Teacher vs. Parent...REALLY???

Tuesday, April 12, 2011      13 comments

Why did I contact a parent today to tell her about her son "losing" his homework? I thought I was doing the right thing. Obviously NOT! She proceeded to tell me that he was bored with my class, a good student, and...decided to talk loudly in... Read more

Getting Ready for Monday...

Sunday, April 10, 2011      4 comments

Ironed clothes for the week- emoticon Assisted son with his homework Read more

Disobedience in its UGLY form

Wednesday, April 06, 2011      5 comments

Why did one of my handsome, precious student adolescent jewels refuse to do classwork and decided to use non-standard English, age-inappropriate language when a colleague and I asked him to pick up his paper off the floor? (He knocked it down- ... Read more


Saturday, April 02, 2011      1 comments

Gotta stay hydrated. Drinking water had not always been my favorite beverage. Swimming pool... Bathtub contents... Trickling/streaming from showerheads... Crashing waves on the beach plummeting against rocks... My former views of ... Read more

Sunday with the kids...including our little Andy

Sunday, March 27, 2011      0 comments

Andy is our pooch. He's such a friendly, protective, human-like fella! Usually he wants his mommy- me- to show him affection- hugs and sweet talk. He wants his big sisters to bathe and groom him. He wants Daddy to rub his belly and "kick... Read more

Beach-Going Exercise

Monday, March 21, 2011      2 comments

I plan to walk along the beach today in the sunshine. It's too beautiful outside not to. I may even post a photo as a reminder of how gorgeous it is. Stay posted!!! Read more

The Tyra Show

Wednesday, March 16, 2011      2 comments

When I finished watching "Tyra", I had to face the fact that I never really healed from my father being killed. I was 19 when this occurred, yet at 39 now, I am still "triggered". The episode featured Grossiest People in America and obsession... Read more

Addressing the Issue

Saturday, March 12, 2011      2 comments

As a concerned parent and teacher, I know we have to address the issue of "who's responsible?" It is certainly debateable by both sides. emoticonRead more

After the "Sty"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011      1 comments

I don't know why I have a sty It bothers my eye. I wanted to cry when the school nurse said, "It's a sty." But my eye was dry. Who'd know how irritated it was for me. Damn! I can not see. Why? Oh heck! It's because of the st... Read more

56-58 The Final Score...

Saturday, March 05, 2011      1 comments

My high school team just lost the basketball game taking away the chance to go to region. Dang! I'm so disappointed. It was a good game, but I wanted my boys to win so badly.... Read more

Well... On to another chapter in the "Life of Teaching"

Wednesday, March 02, 2011      1 comments

Yesterday my 7th grade students completed the state-mandated Writing Test and I know they all worked extra hard and tried their best. Today, the students were required to take a practice Math test. Well, since so many were tired from yeste... Read more

Virtual Reality

Saturday, February 19, 2011      2 comments

After attending a Gifted/Talented training, I was truly enlightened about how our children rely heavily on technology and media. Many are even raised by media images. Of course being a parent and teacher, this struck me as being incredibly di... Read more

My Plan for Tuesday, Feb 15, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011      0 comments

So you may be wondering, "Why make the title the plan for a specified date?" Sounds boring, drab, and completely uninteresting, right? Well, it certainly is my "commitment". Writing it makes it STICK. I feel more obligated to make it happen ... Read more

Beautiful God

Monday, February 07, 2011      5 comments

After riding along the beach, I reflect on how the horizon and its beautiful sunrise makes me think of how we emerge in our day. Do we start in a slump? Filled with saturated clouds or do we rise in bright splendor? Well, as Maya Angelou pu... Read more

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