[An Abecedary of Cape-Wearing] C is for the Captain

In my continued effort to provide y’all with a complete abecedary of cape-wearing amazingness (click here for letters A and B), I’ve chosen this next one carefully.  So carefully in fact, that it took me two months to get to it. That is precision work if I ever did see it. Here is what happened.…

[WtC Wednesday] Personal Heroage

Pardon the day-late-ness of this post.  Here is what I managed to write in flu-ridden state yesterday: “In my searc for adequate definits of the erm “hero, I have found…. little that I likes.”  Ermmm… yeah.  So I am trying again. I was looking for good definitions of the term hero. I didn’t find any…

[CCW] Times Twenty-One

I haven’t posted a Caped Crusader of the Week in…  oh…  a gabillion weeks .  But that’s okay because I just spent a month with twenty-one of the most amazing teachers ever to sit in one room at the San Diego Writing Project Summer Institute.  I’ve met amazing teachers before (Lincoln Middle School–you rock for…

[CCW] I May Have Copy-Catted Her

This Week’s Caped Crusader of the Week is Mrs. R.  Sadly, I can’t tell you much about her as I’ve never gotten to teach with her. She teaches at a nearby middle school, and sometimes I get students that were in her class before they were “asked” to leave her school. They have all liked…

[CCW] She’s So Super She’s a Little Scary

But she will appreciate the alliterative title. Huzzah to my second Caped Crusader of the Week*, Annie! I met Annie back in 1997.  We were both Teaching Team Leaders (or some such title) for a summer program. The first day of training kicked off with some touchy-feely-trusty blindfolded garbage that was NOT cool with me.  I cast…

Folk-a-licious

In our recent discussion of folktales, we listed the following components: 1.  A powerful person 2.  A not-so-powerful person 3. Twists and turns 4. A beautiful character 5. A problem or  riddle 6. A Moral 7. The End After some practice the Sugar Pies were assigned the following task, and we created a rubric* for…