January 2009

Best Teacher Ever

January 29, 2009

I got called “The Best Teacher Ever!” today, more than once. All it took was some chocolate cake. It was great to get this response from the kids. I’m glad they enjoyed my surprise for them. I started this practice two years ago [Keep Reading]

Mailbox Full of Bills

January 28, 2009

I don’t mind paying my bills. I know that it is a regular part of life. The part I really hate is trying to read them. When I checked my mail today, it was full of bills and flyers. Both things demanding my money. I threw the flyers directly [Keep Reading]

Why Do We Fall for 99 Cent Pricing?

January 26, 2009

When 99 cent pricing was new, it was easy for us to fall for it. We see a price $599.99 and say, “Wow! It’s only five-hundred dollars. What a deal!” and then we buy it and tell all our friends that it was only $500.00. We [Keep Reading]

Forever Plastic

January 23, 2009

I caught this documentary Forever Plastic last week. It was really interesting to see how the world has changed because of plastic. It seems like plastic has always been around. Of course, this might be the problem. Plastic is always around. I was [Keep Reading]

School’s Not Important

January 22, 2009

At least that is the message that your kids get if you… – pull them out of school regularly.– can’t get them to school on time– never check to see if your child has homework– don’t come to parent-teacher [Keep Reading]

Quotations of the Week

January 21, 2009

I thought I’d share with you some of the quotes I’ve been posting this week from my commonplace blog. If you like what you read, check out Thoughtful Cacophony. Motivational Monday – I always start out the week with a motivational [Keep Reading]

What’s the Big Deal?

January 20, 2009

There’s a television in my classroom but I rarely use it. I will occasionally show videos to enhance the curriculum, but most of the time, the television stays off to the corner of my room collecting dust. I didn’t even know that I could [Keep Reading]

Revision is Tough

January 19, 2009

I don’t use outlines when I write. I just get an idea, let it cook in my head for a while, and then start writing. I then take a bit of a break before moving on to my next writing project. After I have given myself some distance from the [Keep Reading]

What’s He Look Like?

January 16, 2009

Is it important what a character looks like? When reading fiction, we can’t really see the characters anyway. Some writers will write pages and pages filled with physical description but is this really necessary? As a reader, I build up a [Keep Reading]

O My – Enough is Enough

January 15, 2009

I am getting really tired of Obama-mania. Everywhere you turn there is some special Obama related product. Barack Obama’s image is ending up in the weirdest places. There are T-shirts, hats, scarves, cookies, mugs, and other not so typical [Keep Reading]
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