October 29, 2018

               

This week you guys spent two class days typing your short stories.  I have a confession.  I walked out of school on Friday and completely forgot to grab your stories to grade. 

              I considered t...

October 20, 2018

I could say a lot in this post, but I don't think there is a way I could possibly say it better than Baileigh did.  Baileigh, I am glad you are finding your voice.  You are lucky to find yours at such a young age.  It is a gift that will change your life. I wish I had...

October 15, 2018

       

      This week was crazy to say the least.  Late Monday afternoon, we received word we would be out of school Tuesday and Wednesday due to Hurricane Michael approaching. 

          The eye of the storm was headed straight for P...

October 7, 2018

           This week was filled with Renaissance testing, which is a necessary evil in the world of education, especially when you teach a major content area. Testing can be downright mind numbing at times, which is why I built in a little time for some creative writin...

September 30, 2018

             

                 

Tomorrow is the first day of October, a month I have come to dearly love the older I get.  My Uncle Mark who, like most of our family, finds humor and fun in the most mu...

September 24, 2018

   -Have you ever seen a group of 14- 15 year old's sit around a table and talk literature like college professors, spouting out lines of text from memory, while probing with follow up questions such as, "How do the Marigolds in "Marigolds," compare to the road Isis l...

September 17, 2018

             

  This week we read the short story, "Drenched in Light."  I hope you guys liked it as much as I did, but this post is not about what we read (or did) in class this week.  This post is about what we discussed.  Prior to readin...

September 10, 2018

                    When you have been as sick as I have been this weekend, there isn't much to do but sit around in your pajamas, sleep, lament being sick and read good books, of course.  I have actually been sick all week.  Some of you surely noticed (even though ea...

September 3, 2018

             

   I am not sure where my inquisitive nature began, but if I had to guess it would be from my mom. From a very young age, she taught me, my sister, and my brother to always be curious about life.  I can vividly recall her tell...

August 26, 2018

                 

  I know you all are way too young to remember the band "Lovin Spoonful," but maybe your parents recall the lyrics. If you are feeling super vintage and want to give the music a whirl, I encourage you to look up...