Monday, December 7, 2009


You've definitely been one, and maybe you've even raised or are raising one-who are these hormonal creatures we share not only our space with but our roads? They want to be independent, treated as adults, yet they teeter back and forth between adolescents and adulthood within seconds. How do we help our teenagers get through these awkward years unscathed? I haven't discovered a way, except to be there for them to pick them up when they fall, dust them off and encourage them to continue moving forward.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Scrapbooking the Day away

I've finally decided to put the school work down and do what I enjoy the most-scrapbooking. My afternoon has been spent playing along with my members at We're having our annual Fall Festival online crop this weekend. How fun to have our mojo members come up with fast scraps/challenges and games to join in on our crop. If you haven't been over to the site before, head on over and play with us tomorrow from 10-4 EST. There's something going on every hour. See you there!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Hitting my head against the wall

Have you ever had a day when no matter how hard or many ways you try, you just can't get your point across? This happened today with my freshman. I spent all class period, 80 mins., trying to teach them this grammar concept. How many different ways can one teach a concept, I mean really? After modeling three different ways to figure out how to obtain the answer, I ran out of ideas. Here's hoping at least half of my 33 students understood today's lesson. Guess I'll find out tomorrow when we grade their work. You ever have a day like this?