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SOL Challenge Day 18 – Making our Imagination Come to Life

“Make our Imagination come to Life”: The engineering process The line make our imagination come to life is from a 2nd grader this morning when asked why they were working on building windmills. The local science museum was finishing a … Continue reading

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It’s all about doing – learning takes action

I am all about reading garden magazines, garden books and garden blogs. I have read them for years. They are my go to relaxing read. There is no tension, no worries just plants, soil and color. I can smell the … Continue reading

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Falling behind on writing – while sitting on the bridge

Today is Wednesday and I have missed my two regular posts. I found myself caught up in the work world for the last few days and my writing quietly slid to the last task on the list. Unfortunately the end … Continue reading

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#SOL2015 5/31 Learning wins out …

It is now 8:00 pm. I have just walked through the door and still need to get a SOL post written. Wait, I am retired – I am not sure what happened to the day but here I am as … Continue reading

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Surprises and still learning

About 15 years ago I started taking writing seriously for myself.  I had been teaching writing to my students – sort of – for a long time.  I assigned and they wrote.   I decided I needed to write if I … Continue reading

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Do I need a voice to teach?

March 28, 2012 This is a second post talking about the lack of voice.   The first was the lost of life in our community.    This no voice is a literal one.  I have spent the last two days … Continue reading

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Oh, nothing ever happens at school…

March 14, 2012 You know that little line that our kids use when they get home from school –  the one that answers the question about what happened at school today –  “the oh nothing ever goes on!”   You see … Continue reading

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Family Business

Saturday March 3, 2011 It’s Saturday and I am “recovering” from a week of teaching, parent conferences and realizing that I am not as young as I once was.   Twenty nine fourth graders have me beat in the department … Continue reading

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