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Top Ten Books of 2014: A Feminist Analysis

“If we are to dismantle a system that is oppressive because it pushes certain people to the periphery, we must bring those same people to the center.”

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Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen

Briar Rose, by Jane Yolen, is an excellent mentor text for the study of fairy tales and the uses of enchantment, as well as for a study of the Holocaust. 69 more words

Language Arts

Begin At The End

Reflections on the Death of the Noodle Man

last night I heard the news
of the death of the noodle man
the one whose house is… 275 more words

Language Arts

Week 3: Incorporating Technology into the Classroom

In this post, I will discuss a few ways I plan to incorporate technology into my hypothetical “future” classroom. I hope to teach math or language arts in an intermediate or middle school, grades 4-8. 1,426 more words

Pine Tree Videos 2014

Our 5th grade reading group read an old tale by Hans Christian Andersen titled “The Pine Tree.” Students spent a over a week engaged in some in depth reading of the selection focusing on the evolving theme of story, character analysis, vocabulary, and story structure. 63 more words

Language Arts

Language Quiz: The Meaning of Place Names

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Ten Tricky Questions

My free trail with the quiz program is over so please leave your results in the comments. 14 more words


January 26, Class Notes

So great to see everyone after our long winter break, and a huge welcome to my newest quilting students!

Quilting started with a messy day of exploring all of the fun and useful tools and supplies needed (and desired!) for quilting. 263 more words