Monthly Archives: February 2009

A special Friday edition of Poetry Thursday

Happy Birthday, my dear sister! The Rose Family by Robert Frost from The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis The rose is a rose, And was always a rose. But the theory now goes That the apple’s a rose, … Continue reading

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Crazy Day

Today was a crazy day.  One of my students stole a very large sum of money from another ESOL student.  I have both students in the same class. Needless to say, we didn’t get a ton of thing done this … Continue reading

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1.  For those of you interested in Baltimore, education, or both: Here’s a series of stories from the Baltimore Sun about Andres Alonzo, the relatively new (from July 2007) head of the Baltimore City Public School System.  His governing motto:  … Continue reading

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We’re off!

We’re driving up to Perry, NY to visit Ben, Lisa, Caleb, Abby, and baby Toby – the main reason for our trip!  View Larger Map

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Poetry Thursday

Sea Joy Jacqueline Bouvier (Kennedy Onassis) 1939 from The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis When I go down by the sandy shore I can think of nothing I want more Than to live by the booming blue sea … Continue reading

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

I love you all!

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Poetry Thursday

Here’s one for Valentine’s Day (Click here if you want to read last year’s Valentine’s Day haikus): The Bargain Sir Philip Sidney from The Best Loved Poems of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis My true love hath my heart, and I have … Continue reading

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Never promise feedback the next day unless you know you can follow through

That’s a lesson I learned early on.  As in, never promise, “I’ll have your tests graded by tomorrow” unless you’re sure you can do it.  As in, don’t promise, “I’ll post the answers tomorrow” when you’re making dinner for someone … Continue reading

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School is in session

I’ll give you a A+ if you can figure out which three verbs I was trying to illustrate with these pictures. I just finished making a worksheet for my students about the multiple meanings of words and couldn’t find anything … Continue reading

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Week 2, The drive between Athens and Nea Kallikratia

Today, I continue the story of our Summer 2008 trip to Greece.  To see all of our pictures, click here.  For most of the pictures, Nik has mapped them so you can see exactly where in Greece they were taken.  … Continue reading

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