Jake's class is reading "Freak the Mighty" together and completing activities that go along with the quiz. I re-read with Jake the chapters covered each day in class, and we talk about the book. It's something we enjoy together every day, and it helps his reading comprehension. Now if you've read that book, you know … Continue reading “Freak the Mighty” got me dismissed
Victory Gardens are making a comeback - time to start planning how you will help the food distribution chain in your local community!
Someone typed out these recipes by hand almost 50 years ago. The cornbread is to die for!
I made it a goal two weeks ago to read more books (especially fiction - I love good fiction!). I ran across this book on Amazon and ordered it immediately. I love anything to do with teaching, and this book didn't disappoint. It's a quick read at just under 300 pages. I took it with … Continue reading “The Unteachables”
Years ago, I'd have been flabbergasted to know that this version of older me wasn't devouring multiple books weekly...but here I am, and life is what it is. There are a million flimsy excuses I could give, and we've all used them a million times: work, house, kids, family, farm, etc, etc, but they're just … Continue reading I read a book!
I ran across an online Halloween cookbook written for kids earlier today while searching for books for my second graders, and I just knew Jake would love it. He looked at it in the car on the way to speech, and he chose Mummy Dogs to cook tonight along with mac n cheese and baked … Continue reading Jake cooked tonight!
Ted says I have a library book problem. I was putting away the books on the "public library books shelf" at home (What? Doesn't everyone have a library book spot at home??), and he saw THE LIST. THE LIST is what our library prints and gives out to show you what you have checked … Continue reading Library problem
Everyday when I am teaching, I have a little teaching partner who joins me on top of my printer. Tucker didn't do this with the old printer, and I'm not sure why she likes the new one so much, but she loves to get on top of it and curl up in the tray. She … Continue reading Tucker the helpful teacher
My Year of Martha is NOT working! I have the best of intentions but always get sidetracked. With the school year winding down (my last day is June 15th!), I figured I need to buckle down and get serious about this so I ordered a subscription to Martha Stewart Living. It came today! YAY! The … Continue reading Time to get serious…
After reading The Tao of Martha by Jen Lancaster, I decided to do it: I'm going to spend the next twelve months trying things Martha's way. I mean, the woman has it all together, so why not? My home and farm could decidedly use a complete rehaul some major organizing, and I've read Jen's book, … Continue reading The Tao of Martha – I begin this week!