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Autumn. The cool October air and nearly leafless trees are a sure sign that it’s trick-or-treat time. Halloween. Petrified cornstalks stand at attention guarding staircases and spooky porches, while carved pumpkins glow eerily. As kids of all ages slip into costumes, I can’t help but wonder if they’re trying on an image they want to […]
Yesterday was the first day my new group of seventh graders reported to the computer lab to begin their blogs. For the most part things are going really well, and so far, I’m enjoying the fact that we held off in starting this project until the state testing and early classroom units were complete. I […]
Because too quickly, the calendar becomes a collection of crossed-out boxes and a full month has vanished. Because today, we listened to our bodies, and doled out the perfect remedy – rest. Because rain pooled on the glass top of our patio table, while they sat side-by-side, reading. I write to remember.