Sunday, April 28, 2013

5 WINS This Week

1.  I watched robins in our backyard, amazing   
     beauty and a gentle reminder of "new life."

2. Pupils from Lawrenceville and Red Hill High
    Schools supported area farmers and business
    people by sandbagging the levee.

3.  We're welcoming a new janitor at Parkside
      in the morning. I'll miss the gentleman who
      retired recently because we worked together
      for such a long time, but it will be nice to    
      greet the
new staff member.

4.   I started swimming again more regularly
      at the YMCA...encouraged by the many     
      athletes around me.

5.  Discovered wonderful improvements among
     students while bench marking skills at school.
     Their teachers are paving the way for
Do the children know reading will   
     serve them over a lifetime?  I'm not sure they
     do but as educators we know it's one of the
     reasons we're here for our kids.

Guide for Teaching Different Kinds of Poetry

Seventeen different types
of poetry to teach to young writers.

Where's the love button when you need one?

Don't miss the poetry links as well!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

The Little Know Poetry of Mark Twain

Mark Twain's daughter, Susy Clemens

A poem he wrote for her is among the collection
of little know works by the author, whose real
name was Samuel Langhorne Clemens.

Mark Twain produced more than 120 poems over
the course of his life — 95 humorous and 31 serious,
with the majority of the latter written after 1890.

Monday, April 8, 2013

10 Best Blog Posts for March 2013

Eye on Education's "TOP 10"
It's a fantastic collection of ideas!

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Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube
or via an E-Mail newletter.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

The Amazing Suzanne Perryman

Suzanne Perryman's
writer, crafter, reader, and mom
who has ideas every family can use.
She rocks!
We can follow her on Face Book and Twitter.

Thank You for So Many Things, Roger Ebert

In November 2012 the Salon Editor in Chief
Kerry Lauerman  threw out this question:

What's one thing you'd ask the
President to do during his second term? 
The late Roger Ebert offered
his two cents, some common sense.  

"Reading is the key to self-education."
"We need smaller classrooms,"
an emphasis on fundamentals rather than frivolity."