Spidey Senses

“With great super powers, come great responsibility.” Yesterday, we had a minor heartbreak at school.  One of our students has been expecting to see his dad soon.  His dad has been in and out of rehab, and U. has moved in with his mom and step-dad this year as his dad is unable to take…

The Littmus Lozenge

We are reading the book Because of Winn-Dixie by Kate DiCamillo.  In it, Miss Franny Block tells the story of Littmus W. Block, who created the Littmus Lozenge.  The Littmus Lozenge has a secret ingredient–sorrow.  Opal and Amanda share their great sadnesses with Miss Franny Block.  I asked the class to write down their great…

Complete the Sentence

In the golden mist of sunset… “…I look at the sky.” “…I was looking at it and went completely blind.” “…was a rainbow.” “…we saw a big rainbow.” “…there was an army of knites (sic) waiting for them.” “…I found my dog.” “…we saw a little rainbow.” “…it started to rain.” “…there was a man…