Category Archives: Writing

Smile!

Smile! I’ve heard that the best medicine is a smile. When you’re feeling down, when you are hurting, when you just can’t do anything right. Just smile. Well, that’s what they say and even sing about. Remember the song written … Continue reading

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A Comedy of Errors

It was my 3rd year of teaching. I was teaching 6th grade. I was in the final stages of my Master’s project, which was to teach my social studies curriculum using the theme, “the History of Communication.” Way back in … Continue reading

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Dialogue – a talk with me

Writing and Teaching: A talk with myself As I was cleaning up one of my bookshelves at home, I uncovered an old handwritten writer’s notebook I had kept. In 1979, I participated in the Bay Area Writing Project in my school … Continue reading

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First Days

As a teacher, I have a plethora of first days of school. Each one leaves an imprint that sets up the tone for a year of learning. As a reflective practitioner, I kept journals of every year that I taught. … Continue reading

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Whiplash!

As a writing assignment from a writing workshop I am taking, I had to choose from a list of nonsense words, taken from the book, The Nonsense Show by Eric Carle and write something. Here’s what I wrote: Whiplash When my … Continue reading

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Spiral of Time

  Spiral of Time Time goes on. It’s a spiral, ever focusing on an endpoint that you cannot see. The further you get away from the start, the greater the past seems, ever-widening with history and the story of your … Continue reading

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It must be magic.

Oh, how education has changed. In my youthful days of teaching, there were so many things that we were able to do. We had projects that we involved the kids in that enhanced our curriculum. Some of them took a … Continue reading

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Grow Up!

Grow up! My name was Uncle Itch. I believe that it came about from the fact that my nieces and nephews at a very young age preferred to call me that rather than Uncle H. The name stuck with me … Continue reading

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A to Z Blog Challenge Reflection 2017

       A to Z Blog Challenge – Reflection (What if…?) This is my second year doing the A to Z Blog Challenge. I will admit that this year was harder than last year. Last year’s theme I chose was Life’s … Continue reading

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Z – Zoom, Zoom

What if we could Zoom-in to things with just our eyes? There are times when I’m trying to take a picture of some wildlife that I don’t get the shot because the animal moves away before I can get set-up, … Continue reading

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