Appreciating Mothers – Our First Teachers

Tweet When you think about appreciating those who have taught you well, do you also think of your mother?  I do! She has taught me so much.  I think of all the lessons she has modeled for me throughout my life in topics from boys to academia to love in and of family to the […]

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Arts Integration Course this Summer

Tweet Here’s an exciting opportunity for teachers of all grade levels and subject areas:  An Arts Integration graduate level course!  If you are in the Maine/Massachusetts/New Hampshire area this summer, you may want to invest some time into this!  Read on for details: I am excited to announce that I will be conducting a graduate […]

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Teacher Appreciation

Tweet I am SO looking forward to today!!!  I love it when our wonderful PTA provides us with a Teacher Appreciation lunch.  It is truly lovely, relaxing and, well, leaves me very full of great food!  (I remember blogging about this luncheon last year! ;-p)  But to top it off, they cover our duties so […]

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Animoto for the Classroom

Tweet I love Animoto!  It is so easy to use and fun too!  I’ve been trying to make more videos for my class and for my You Tube channel and have been stuck on Windows Media Player.  But since I have really started using Animoto, it will be my go to movie creating platform for […]

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Jazzing up Your Resources

From http://www.anthonyflood.com/

Tweet It’s Jazz Appreciation Month and whether you teach music or love music, this is a great time to share this American art form with your students. As you may know about me already, I am a huge proponent of actively listening to music in the classroom (ALL classrooms).  Sharing listening experiences with your students […]

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The Daffodil Principle

Tweet My grandmother loved them, undoubtedly because they were a sure sign of spring.  When my husband and I bought our home, it came with daffodils lining up the rock wall and rounding the corner of our house.  It was that first spring living here that I too fell in love with the brilliantly colored […]

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Skyping with Cybraryman

Tweet He’s been asking for over a year, and finally I was able to say, “YES!”  Well, actually, I told Jerry Blumengarten, AKA “Cybraryman” yes when he first asked if my class would like to Skype with him, but the process to make that happen was a little long and slightly complicated. My district, at […]

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The Idea of "Paperless"

Tweet I love the idea of going paperless. I’m all for saving trees.   And what better time to think about the implications of working towards being paperless than during the week and month of Earth Day? But, oh, boy, do we have a long way to go. In fact I cringe at how much […]

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Cranes for Japan

Tweet Over the last two weeks or so, my students had been making paper cranes for Japan as part of a the Students Rebuild project.  Here is the article my students wrote about the project. Have you heard about the disasters in Japan? Here in Amesbury, Massachusetts, the students at the Cashman Elementary School are […]

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