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What I've Been Up To
I don't Spark as much as I used to. One reason is because of all the advertisements that have to load before I can enter anything on one of the community boards, Another is that I spend a lot of time on Face Book, keeping up with family in dista... Read more
Did I Know??
The teacher I worked with asked me if I knew there was a new movie coming out, Finding Dory.
I had to laugh.
My auti student has been watching the trailers and having me draw a number of Regal Blue Tangs (Paracanthurus Hepatius is the scie... Read more
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
HE KNOWS MY NAME
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
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
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
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
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
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