Just the Facts!

Which subject in school did you find impossible to master? Did math give you hives? Did English make you scream? Do tell! Math, math, math, and shall I say, MATH. It has never been my favorite at any level in my education. In elementary school we were drilled on the facts: addition, subtraction, multiplication and … Continue reading Just the Facts!

11th Grade Homeroom

I love it when I see on Facebook pictures posted from high school days.  I must admit the only pictures I have are in my yearbook from senior year, which is sitting in a milk crate in my basement.  The wonder of Facebook certainly is the unexpected, and fun, finds that pop up almost daily. … Continue reading 11th Grade Homeroom

Senior Prom, 1981

Like every girl her senior year of high school, I wanted to go to the Senior Prom. I didn't date in high school, not that I didn't have my fair share of school-girl crushes, of course I did! However, I was also involved in afterschool activities, had a part-time job and didn't really hang out … Continue reading Senior Prom, 1981

Dave Dutra & High School Friends

As I mentioned yesterday, I've known my friend Lynne since I was five and we've been friends ever since, without Facebook to keep us connected--although it is a handy tool these days. In the years I've been using this popular site to catch up with family and friends, I've certainly reconnected with kids I knew … Continue reading Dave Dutra & High School Friends

Junior High School Lockers

The beginning of September brings so many memories. I've always loved this time of year. Today I'm reminded of junior high school. In my junior high it as seventh, eighth, and ninth graders. Since I have a sister both a year older and one a year younger than me, I was always in school with … Continue reading Junior High School Lockers

Preschool Teachers–I Couldn’t Do It Everyday

Over the past several weeks, but in particular the past four days, you may have seen in the news that many Head Start classrooms across the country have closed as a result of sequestration. Classrooms equal about 18 to 20 kids per room, which for us amounted to 127 kids that will not be able … Continue reading Preschool Teachers–I Couldn’t Do It Everyday