September 2011 - Posts

Current Events and Goats

Remember doing a current event assignment for school when you were young? Apparently they start doing current event homeworks in the 3rd grade nowadays. My daughter and I barely survived the first current event homework ( see here ). This week she did Read More...

Hippies and Pizza

Yesterday, my daughter and I went to eat at Mellow Mushroom. If you have never been there, it is a pizza place with a Grateful Dead/Hippie theme. After our waiter came to take our order, my daughter asked me what a hippie is, and why everyone looks so, Read More...
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Wishes

My daughter has an activity book that she keeps in the back of the car. The book has questions to ask your friends, such as "what are your top 3 celebrities?", and "what is your favorite fruit?" This morning when we were riding in the car, she was asking Read More...
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Video Games

Video games are so controversial nowadays. Some parents feel that they are too violent, or too stimulating for their kids while some put a strict limit on their kids' "screen time". I grew up playing video games, and remember having a lot of good times Read More...

The Car Pick Up Line

What is the biggest complaint about the car pick up line? That it takes too long! I have directed traffic in our school's car pick up line for about 5 years now. I am out there rain or shine, standing there waving my arm trying to get parents to please Read More...

Are You Angry?

On Sunday mornings at my church, I teach a middle school class. Right now we are using "Talksheets" for our curriculum. I really like them because once you do a little icebreaker game, they are just the right length of time to hold the attention of a Read More...

fun teacher facts!

Hours most teachers spend working each week unpaid- 7-10 (trying to catch up on grading/lesson planning!) Hours spent teaching students during a day- 7 Lunch time allotted for teachers- after walking class in a straight quiet line to lunch, and picking Read More...
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Survivor, My Bikini and a Magnifying Glass

I am so excited that a new season of Survivor started tonight! I have watched every single season of Survivor. Which brings me to a few thoughts: first- I would be so awesome at Survivor! I can open a coconut with a machete, start a fire with a magnifying Read More...
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mix tapes

Remember back in the day when we made mix tapes? I remember making one of all the rap songs that I loved in the 80's. I was about 10 and it had the Beastie Boys, Slick Rick, the Fatboys, Sir Mixalot and DJ Jazzy Jeff. We also used to break dance out front Read More...
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terrariums

Lately I have become very interested in terrariums. I saw one in Real Simple Magazine suggested as a hostess gift and thought how beautiful it was. When I saw the price, my eyes practically popped out of my head- 75 bucks for some plants in a jar?!? Then Read More...

Un Camping

This weekend we went un-camping! We had some friends who were camping at a campsite on the beach for the weekend, so we drove down to visit for the day. We played on the beach all day- the water was great! Then we headed back to the campsite and cooked Read More...
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