Tuesday, May 20, 2014
I am retiring as of June 1, 2014, so this blog will no longer be maintained. It's been a great 36 years of teaching and I hope someone can still make some use of what is on here.
Many have asked me what I'm going to do now. To begin with, I want to sit on my porch with my cats Cleo and Julius and just read! Then I think I will be that crazy cat lady who yells at people who walk down the street and throw trash in the yards. My "teacher voice" will come in handy for that job. No matter what I end up doing, I will miss Pike Central!
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Tuesday, September 18, 2012
Thursday, July 12, 2012
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ray Bradbury’s Wish for Writers
If you want to write, if you want to create, you must be the most sublime fool that God ever turned out and sent rambling.
You must write every single day of your life.
You must read dreadful dumb books and glorious books, and let them wrestle in beautiful fights inside your head, vulgar one moment, brilliant the next.
You must lurk in libraries and climb the stacks like ladders to sniff books like perfumes and wear books like hats upon your crazy heads.
I wish you a wrestling match with your Creative Muse that will last a lifetime.
I wish craziness and foolishness and madness upon you.
May you live with hysteria, and out of it make fine stories — science fiction or otherwise.
Which finally means, may you be in love every day for the next 20,000 days. And out of that love, remake a world.
1920 – 2012
Photo from the Ray Bradbury webpage
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
One of the blogs I follow is called Free Technology for Teachers, by Richard Byrne, and he just wrote about a site I think many of you would enjoy. Here’s what he wrote and the link:
Thumb Scribes is a new platform for collaboratively creating poems and short stories. Thumb Scribes can be used in two ways. First, you can contribute to a story or poem that someone else has started and placed in the public gallery. Second, you can start your own story or poem and either place it in the public gallery or invite others to collaborate with you. If you put your poem or story in the public gallery anyone can add to it. If you don't want the whole world adding to your poem or story you can mark it as "private" and invite individuals to add to it.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Saturday, May 1, 2010
Video from “Education With Vision”
Saturday, April 24, 2010
Artwork from Pioneer Place Five
Sunday, April 11, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Saturday, October 3, 2009
Dalton Sherman, the 5th grade keynote speaker for the Dallas Independent School District's 2008 Back to School Pep Rally, gave this speech in front of 20,000 teachers.
After watching this video, you will be writing a response on Moodle.
Video from youtube.com