January 22, 2012 · 7:04 pm
Another excellent post from Planetjan. The videos are excellent, the commentary is superb. Don’t take your teachers for granted! Click on “reblogged from Planetjan” to read the entire post and see the two great videos.
Thanks to Michelle, my former student teacher who is now gainfully employed, for sharing this. Today was a very long day and even though I’ve heard versions of this, with the graphics and the voiceover, it was just what I needed after another day of “making a difference.”
“How was it coming back after break,” some idiot asked. Well, actually, it was like getting slapped in the face with a cold fish. It didn’t help that no sooner had school started than Student #32 was dropped off on my doorstep. He’s from Korea and doesn’t know a word of English. I didn’t have a desk for him and ended up rearranging the entire classroom to handle what is beginning to resemble a small city of rather small people.
Here’s the difference I’ve made in the three days I’ve been back.
1) Said student from Korea can now say, “Teacher!” I’ve…
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October 3, 2009 · 7:35 pm
Here is my dear friend Jan (Planetjan on my blogroll) photographing a group of stuffed creatures for an illustration for another one of her hilarious and informative posts about life as an elementary school teacher in Southern California (and other topics). She gave us a walking tour of her favorite neighborhoods in the delightful town where she lives. There'd been quite a few changes since I'd last visited. She couldn't resist an opportunity to produce material for her blog, too. (Which is what I was also doing!) To read the post she was working on, click on this photograph.
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December 10, 2008 · 6:19 pm
I was tagged by "Anna's Bee World." In her honor, I'm posting this photo I took of a honey bee at a nearby nursery in October.
Anna’s Bee World tagged me. Anna says it’s time to play the “six random things” meme.
1. Link to the person who tagged you. (Click on Anna’s Bee World above.)
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself. (I’ve written about some of these on my blog.)
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them. (You can use the same ones as other blogging friends.)
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged and leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is published.
So here we go…six random things about me:
1.) I take my camera almost everywhere with me. I’m considered a menace. Symphony in the Flint Hills.
2.) I save news clippings, some of which I try to force on people who might be vaguely interested in the topic. I also do the same thing with plants I’ve started from seed. Confessions of a Savoholic.
3.) I love Star Trek, especially the original series. From any thirty in the original series, I probably can tell you which episode it is.
4.) I love road trips, especially if I don’t have to drive and am just in charge of the map. I love maps. I collect maps. I love google maps, too. Awesome Utah.
5.) I love my cat, Malcolm, who’s 16. Malcolm, Old Friend.
6.) I’m the happiest when both of my adult children are asleep under my roof. It doesn’t happen very often.
Here are the links to the blogs. They touch on a wide range of interests: humor, teaching, organic farming in England, sports, photography, book and movie reviews, poetry and daily life — and much more.
Check them out. Yes, I know there are seven, not six. I’ll focus on some other notable blogs later. Anna introduced me to some great new blogs, including Photographic Haiku.
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