Pop Quiz

This caped teacher uses post-it notes like crazy (and prefers the Super-Sticky ones).  They are… super sticky. On Fridays, I give quizzes using said Post-it notes.  They are always on Post-its, always five questions long, and I always give one point for trying and one point for being correct.  Why?  Because my turtle-doves are horrified…

Nesting

Amid the hurley-burley of the new school year each little Lovie shakes out their feathers, stands up on their wobbly legs and knobby knees, and begins to explore their newest nest.   We watch them.  Let them try out their squawks and their chirps.  Let them tear through the day or tiptoe.  Let them push…

There is Too Much

It is the first weekend after the first two days of school. This caped teacher has been trying to mix in some good downtime, some quilting time, and some cleaning time in with her working time. As can be expected, though, all of my newest little cherubs are swirling around in my head. There are…

Professional Development

Subject line of an email I received this week: Last Chance to register for Gang Violence Have decided not to register for this professional development opportunity.  I feel that, perhaps, I do not need to include gang violence in my repertoire of talents. 

Je l’ai dit

Here it is, the first official Teacher Work Day of the 2010-2011 school year.  Two days until the kidlets come stompin’ in the door.  How does this happen so quickly?  What happened to the Summer?  Why didn’t I get all of that planning done?  And, while I’m at it, why are there no size “B”…

I’ll Wait Until It’s on Sale

Oh my faithful readers! Uh… reader. I have found the perfect item with which to refresh our inspiration to teach and carry on with our amazing lives! Actual receipt seen with actual eyes of an actual caped friend. Slow Death, it seems, is much cheaper than one might think right off the bat.  Of course…