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Ah, Technology!

Friday, April 29, 2016      5 comments

I have been asking the principal to hook me up with either a laptop or a desktop computer for Spanish class because I KNOW a lot of these kids are "writing-challenges" - whether from laziness, from difficulty seeing the board, or their hand hurt... Read more

How do you say DUH in Spanish?

Tuesday, April 26, 2016      3 comments

It came about because I overheard the principal talking to a TA about the Spanish class - that they hadn't had a regular teacher. I mentioned that, while I'm not CERTIFIED, I HAVE taught Spanish in private schools. She knew I translated occasion... Read more

Police Horse Visit

Monday, April 25, 2016      1 comments

Last Wed. the weather was perfect - sunny, not TOO hot - and the 4 mounted police arrived and checked in at the office at 11. Actually, just Joanne, the one with whom I'd been in contact, did the checking in. They called me from the office so I ... Read more

How Appropriate!

Friday, April 15, 2016      5 comments

A father walks into the market followed by his ten-year-old son. The kid is spinning a 25-cent piece in the air and catching it between his teeth. As they walk through the market someone bumps into the boy at just the wrong moment and the coin g... Read more

Long Distance

Tuesday, April 12, 2016      2 comments

I usually call Levi on Sundays because it's the easiest time to catch him at home. But for some reason I forgot and didn't realize until in the middle of the night. Then I was - Read more

April 20th

Monday, April 11, 2016      3 comments

I am hoping for good weather that day. Reason being, I have invited Rochester's mounted police to our school for a little visit. I prepared a pow... Read more

What I've Been Up To

Sunday, April 10, 2016      3 comments

I have plenty of computer access at school. But while I WOULD like to be more regular and faithful in Sparking, work-time is not the time to do it. No, what I have been doing is creating power points for the 8 students in my class, of a scientif... Read more


Tuesday, February 16, 2016      4 comments

I have an autistic student in my class. He loves marine fish, and I have made MANY drawings for him. He usually addresses me as "excuse me" and puts in his request - pulling up a photo on the internet of a coral reef scene, or a particular speci... Read more

First Corinthians 13, Christmas Version

Monday, December 28, 2015      3 comments

If I decorate my house perfectly with plaid bows, Strands of twinkling lights and shiny balls, But do not show love to my family, I'm just another decorator. If I slave away in the kitchen, Baking dozens of Christmas coo... Read more

Wrapping Presents with a Cat

Tuesday, December 22, 2015      6 comments

1. Clear large space on table for wrapping present. 2. Go to wardrobe and collect bag in which present is contained, and close door. 3. Open door and remove cat from wardrobe. 4. Go to cupboard and retrieve rolls of wrapping paper... Read more

Sporadic Service

Monday, December 21, 2015      3 comments

One of the problems of being a homeowner is having to be responsible for maintenance. I've been having problems with my bundled service of digital phone, cable, and internet - and it's not the provider's fault, but has to do with the meter box o... Read more

A Sample

Saturday, December 12, 2015      4 comments

Some blogs ago I mentioned I was doing drawings of coral reefs for one of my students. The other day one of the teachers who shares our classroom did me a favor, taking a photo of my latest, so I can share it with you guys. My autie student... Read more


Wednesday, December 09, 2015      3 comments

I posted this on my Facebook. It saddens me how many people who call themselves by the title of the One Who, motivated by LOVE for us while we we... Read more

Here We Go Again

Thursday, December 03, 2015      4 comments

It's the usual start and stop and start up again. Yesterday I had my first check-up with my new doctor - my other one RETIRED! emoticonRead more

How To Observe Thanksgiving

Monday, November 23, 2015      4 comments

** Count your blessings instead of your crosses. ** Count your gains instead of your losses. ** Count your joys instead of your woes. ** Count your friends instead of your foes. ** Count your smiles instead of your tears.... Read more

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