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Kid Madness & Meditation

Wow! I’m beat.

Today I had the privilege of teaching some movement meditation and mindfulness techniques to a very wise, yet intermittently rambunctious group of elementary students. 445 more words

I Am

Falling Into Grammar

Our ELA period is broken up into reading, writing, grammar, and spelling. Currently, my students are studying nouns, specifically making singular nouns plural. Prior to this new unit, they were studying the four types of sentences, complete subjects and predicates, simple subjects and predicates, fragments, run-ons, and compound and complex sentences. 203 more words

Elementary Education

What Makes a Seed Grow?

As I have previously shared, we are currently wrapping up our Classification and Plant Kingdom unit in science this week. Earlier last week, my class had a discussion about what could make seeds grow. 304 more words

Elementary Education

Club Meeting # 4

Glide & Follow the Mouse

Date: October 27, 2014


  1. Open the JV Computer Club folder on your desktop and double-click the  Scratch 2 icon to start a new Scratch project.
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Love Letter To My Daughter's Teachers

Dear Three Musketeers,
This morning we met for parent-teacher conferences. I brought oldest with me, as requested, and am glad I did. It was so cool to see her sitting where you usually sit. 339 more words


Randy and Jonathan

Randy and Jonathan are twins, but you would never notice if no one told you. Randy is about 4′ 10″, dark brown skin tanned from the hours he spends outdoors, he’s a bit pudgy, but energetic. 3,081 more words


Review: The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth by Ian Lendler

The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents: Macbeth by Ian Lendler, illustrated by Zack Giallongo

When the gates shut at night at The Stratford Zoo, the animals come out to play.  They steal the keys from one of the zoo keepers as they leave and all of the cages are unlocked.  Vendors walk the aisles selling treats like peanuts and earthworms to the growing crowd.  Then on stage, the theater begins with the lion as Macbeth.  After meeting with the witches, the question is whether Macbeth will eat the king.  Lady Macbeth proposes different preparations to make the king taste better, and Macbeth finally succumbs and eats the king.  But then, as with any Shakespearean tragedy, others must be eaten too.  This is a wild and wonderful combination of Shakespeare, hungers both human and animal, and plenty of humor. 148 more words

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