What motherhood means to me...
As a child, I played with dolls and pretended to be their mother. Feeding, changing diapers, and rocking them to sleep.
If only I knew what the REAL meaning of motherhood was then, I'd have treated my dolls with lots of talk about the expecta... Read more
After State Standardized Testing...
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???
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...
Ironed clothes for the week-
Assisted son with his homework Read more
Disobedience in its UGLY form
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
Gotta stay hydrated. Drinking water had not always been my favorite beverage.
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
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
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.
The Tyra Show
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
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. Read more
After the "Sty"
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...
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"
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
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
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
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