[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…

[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,…

[Teacher Prep] Gearing Up

Well my caped friends, it’s nigh time to prepare for the return of my dear little poodle-heads. I have a fizzy energy about what this year might hold, but seem to be avoiding the classroom-preparation tasks ahead of me. My goal today?  I actually stop by my room. That’s enough for a day, yes?

Mums the Word

Well my dears, school started nigh on three weeks ago and I have been… mum. “Seal up your lips and give no words but mum.”  –Bill Shakespeare It’s not that it’s a secret exactly.  It’s just that if you were to ask me how it is going, I would say, “Mmmmm” and then lose track…

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…

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”…