[Friday Free Day] The Man at the Coffee Shop

There is a man that goes to my neighborhood coffee shop. He is quite elderly. He is either bilingual or has a difficult time speaking. I think it might be both–a mix of a stroke and stilted English.  He is there nearly every weekday morning that I am. Lately, he has been at the counter…

[Tech Tip] The Storybirds Are Flying

Earlier this week I told you about something I was going to try in my classroom–Storybirds. Well my caped friends, the birds they are a-flyin’. As the lovies finish their stories I’ll add them to the Student Story Bird page on this blog. In the meantime, here are two that made me smile or laugh…

[Teacher Prep] Super-rific

Earlier this summer I was struck by a piece of brilliance. No jokes please…. I was watching the new Green Lantern movie and learning, for the first time, about the story of the Green Lanterns. Have you heard it?  I will ‘splain. No. There is too much. I will sum up… There are tons of Green Lanterns in…

[Tech Tip] Storybird

I discovered this link today while on a teacher networking site called Edmodo (more on that later).  I’m still playing around with it, but will absolutely be using it this week.  I’m going to use it in art class though, and sneak the writing in.  Bwahahahaha. From what I can tell so far, the site…

[Book Review] Not Really…

I will tell you up front that this is, in part, a smoke screen.  I have been staring at the “new post” page for more than two days* and don’t know where to start. This happened last year too.  So, I am posting this to entertain you while I come up with a clear thought.…

[Re-Post] First Day Thoughts

I am quite certain I will have a new set of first day thoughts to share, but in the meantime I will shamelessly re-post from last year.  I feel like this captures the first day for me. Originally posted August 17, 2010… Amid the hurley-burley of the new school year each little Lovie shakes out their feathers,…

[Random] Glabrous

I am not making this up.  The word of the day on my word-of-the-day app is, indeed, glabrous*. Not only do I love-love-love new words, but check out this word map… I am just fascinated by this.  So fascianted, in fact, that I just may pull all of my hair out and become glabrous. Won’t…