Archive for April, 2010

  • Connecting with symbolism

    Friday, April 16th, 2010

    My language arts class is reading We Were Not Alone by Patricia Reece Roper and Karola Hilbert Reece. The students are writing stories from their lives containing symbolism and showing a time they were courageous. We are discussing the elements of story such as character, description using the five senses, and discovering the main character's […]

  • Why can’t students just read for pleasure?

    Friday, April 16th, 2010

    I love to read what I want to read. My high school-aged daughter also loves to read books she chooses. But she dislikes analyzing literature and writing a literary analysis. I wrote a literary analysis for the language arts class I teach, and it was painful to write. So why do we study literature and […]

  • Spring and Taxes

    Friday, April 16th, 2010

    Not like death and taxes. My husband has his own CPA business, so I'm loving this beautiful spring day after tax day. We went on a walk with our youngest child around the neighborhood after the rest of the children went to school and I smelled lilac and we found a bird's nest in the […]