Yesterday my husband and I were out, and we had to stop for a train that was approaching. The first thing my husband said was not, “Bummer — this looks like a long train.” Instead, he said, “Hey, get your camera. There are some great pictures of graffiti on this train.” You see, last week… Read more Noticing and Appreciating
Yesterday was Poem in Your Pocket Day. Started ten years ago in the mayor’s office of New York City, this fun event has people talking about, reading, and listening to poetry for a wonderful day in April. I read about it on Twitter on the very morning it had already started, so I didn’t have… Read more Poem in Your Pocket Day
I’ll never forget about six weeks ago when three girls came running up to me, telling me about their next genius hour adventure. “We are going to send chocolates to people around the world, so they can taste our chocolate. Then we are going to ask them to send us some chocolate from their country.… Read more Ah, Friday! Australia Treats
I’m a pretty good cook. People say so, anyway. Do I have a natural aptitude for cooking? Maybe. Did I have good teachers? Perhaps. But, most of all, I was allowed to be curious and learn from my mistakes. Like the time in junior high when our little kitchen group in cooking class turned up… Read more Do We Learn Most of All By Our Mistakes?
NaNoWriMo’s Young Writer’s Program is a growing part of my eighth grade curriculum. We wrote rough drafts in November. In February, we started on what I thought would be a one-month journey of revision and editing, but it is turning into more like two months. That’s three months in all, and the jury is still… Read more Noveling, the Common Core, and More