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Remembering Mrs. P-D

Back in December we lost one of my teachers. She was young, only in her fifties I would guess, though I don’t actually know. She was my eighth grade Algebra teacher and the mother of one of my classmates. 329 more words

5 Simple Steps to Studying

My daughter is in a GPA-breaking class. For her it is, any way. A bright child, book studies come naturally to her. She’s a breeze to teach. 830 more words


Summer Reading Lists: Bore, Chore, or Score?

By Eric Braun

Whether the kids in your life love to read, hate to read, or, most likely, are somewhere in the middle, the answer to the titular question is largely up to us—the grown-ups, the makers and enforcers of the summer reading list. 661 more words

Teaching Strategies

Shoo Fly, Don't Bother Me

As we were printing the flies, I was laughing because depending upon how the red color was lined up against the white and black, the eyes would give the flies different expressions.  24 more words

The Nomad Meets the New Familiar Faces. Part 2

I decided it may be a good idea to start off with some background to my story before I get into further details.

So, here goes. 1,242 more words


National Spelling Bee Ends In A Tie For The Second Year In A Row

OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — They couldn’t be rattled. They couldn’t be denied. Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar had worked too hard and come close too many times not to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee. 497 more words

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