Monthly Archives: September 2009

Nothing like a party for getting things done!

We had a birthday potluck on Saturday night for both Nik and me – Nik’s birthday was on Friday and mine is in 2 weeks.  My birthday weekend will be taken up by Brody and Lisa’s wedding (rehearsal/dinner on my … Continue reading

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Why Mom and Lois Lowry would be great friends

During the Q&A: Kid in the audience:  Me and my friends are reading The Giver in class…[asks question] Lois Lowry:  Before I answer your question, let me point out that you said ‘Me and my friends’ and you should have … Continue reading

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Does it work this way in your society?

With my 8th grade class this year, we’re studying The Giver, a Newberry Award winning book by Lois Lowry.  Don’t get me started on how hard it is for my students, or how ridiculous it is that my high beginning … Continue reading

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Devout Thanksgiving

“Today, I awoke with devout thanksgiving for my friends, the old and the new.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Fun at the State Fair

A big horse: And a little one: One tired mama (we actually saw another mama pig giving birth.  Those piglets sure do shoot out quickly!!) Our friends Tim and Sharla and Annaliese (from covenant group) – we had the fun … Continue reading

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Some Blessings of the First Week of School

1.  It’s been blessedly cool.  One of my schools doesn’t have air conditioning but we haven’t even missed it.  It’s been the coolest first week of school of my teaching career. (And, by the way, can anyone else believe that … Continue reading

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