I came across this Shel Silverstein poem that someone posted the other day. It reminded me of when I did my student teaching during my senior year of college; Where The Sidewalk Ends was a popular book among the third graders in my class. You might be familiar with one of his other very popular books, The Giving … Continue reading Where the Sidewalk Ends
A while back I wrote about my year teaching fourth grade. It was a long time ago, almost 26 years. I'll always think of the kids from that class as 9 and 10 year olds. But of course if it's been 26 years, so the kids are all grown up. Imagine my surprise last night when … Continue reading Tales of a 4th Grade…Something (part 2)
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
I have made the commitment to blog a thank you every day for 365 days. Today will be my 40th day. Some days the words just flow and the writing is done in less than half an hour. Other days I'm in a quandary, wanting badly to be sincere in my thanks and finding little … Continue reading 3 – 2 – 1!
I'm not sure if there is much that easy about being a teacher, these days or when I was in a classroom in 1987! That year I was a fourth grade teacher in a Catholic school in Riverside. There were 32 kids in the class...crazy, right?! I got the job the day school started. My … Continue reading Tales of a Fourth Grade…Something!
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
I've been enjoying writing about and reminiscing about my days as a college student. Today is no different, and though the post is a bit shorter, it's no less important to me. In college I was a Resident Assistant, an RA, for three years. It was at a time when undergraduates served as RA's and … Continue reading Winter Hayrides
The small college in Vermont where I went to school lent itself to an environment where students and faculty and staff had the chance to really get to know each other. Resident assistants, student leaders, student orientation staff, student athletes, frankly just about everyone, had the chance to create lasting relationships with professors and deans … Continue reading Freshman Dinner
My freshman year of college was not particularly noteworthy in any way. I went to, what was then, a small college in the lovely green mountains of Vermont. It was five hours from my home in Warwick, RI (unless my brother Kevin was driving and then it was a couple of hours closer). My parents, … Continue reading Intramurals, Life Changing?!