A Box of Chocolates

I adore language. Learning new words, teaching new words, making up words, playing with words, writing words, doodling words, practicing penmanship, discussing and researching the etymology of words... ahh!! I could go on and on like Bubba does about types of shrimp.  Along with language comes communication- the root of all connection. Whatever your mode … Continue reading A Box of Chocolates


May the Fourth Be With You

I was in second grade when I was told I would be a good teacher. The person asked if I would want to be a teacher and I said no because "they don't get the respect they deserve." When my little brother was in second grade his best friend, Max, was killed. On that day, … Continue reading May the Fourth Be With You

ABC Pick Up: Spelling Homework Made Fun!

While handwriting has been filtered out of schools, putting words in alphabetical order remains a staple in many elementary classrooms. Although the basic skill of alphabetizing is important to master, this task can be arduous especially for the student who needs movement after sitting through the school day. While baby sitting my favorite 4th Grader, … Continue reading ABC Pick Up: Spelling Homework Made Fun!