Magnetic Paper – Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry!

My most recent "new favorite thing" is magnetic paper!  Maybe you already know about this, but I just found it yesterday, and I'm so happy I did! One of the stations I use in my language arts class is a Magnetic Poetry station.  A few students at a time can use a variety of words … Continue reading Magnetic Paper – Make Your Own Magnetic Poetry!

A Day All to Myself

Today is the Jewish holiday Yom Kippur and we have off from school.   I love my job.  I really really do!  Each morning I when drive in to work I find myself very excited about the day ahead of me.  Though, as wonderful as the school, the students, and my co-workers are, it is … Continue reading A Day All to Myself

Do you write to remember?

Several posts ago I asked the question "Why do you write?"  I asked this question not because it was a new question, but because there really are so many different responses for why we write.  We have reasons that are different from one another, but we each also have multiple reasons of our own.   … Continue reading Do you write to remember?

Teaching the Personal Narrative

In the beginning of the school year, we always begin with teaching the students to write about their own lives.  (They are the experts, after all!)  I have taught units before where students write a small vignette (which I always feel is similar to a prose poem – and actually kind of difficult for middle … Continue reading Teaching the Personal Narrative

New Category – “Education and School Related Things”

Well, there are just a few days before it is officially back to school.  I will be going back both as a teacher and a student this fall...and this is the first fall that I have ever done so!  When I went back to school for teaching, I went full time and did not work.  … Continue reading New Category – “Education and School Related Things”


THE WAY IT IS There's a thread you follow.  It goes among things that change.  But it doesn't change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can't get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or … Continue reading “THE WAY IT IS”