Category Archives: Journal

A Guppy Story

Ever since I set it up, the aquarium in my classroom has included guppies. I got yellow ‘cobra’ guppies. They were spectacular. And little by little, they have died off. It may have been a water quality thing. Or it … Continue reading

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A Conversation

We were doing our vocabulary test this past week, and one of the seventh graders said: “Number one sounds like you.” Question: Taking turns while speaking and listening to another person is a good way to have one of these. … Continue reading

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A Whatsit

This morning, a student interrupted me to tell me there was a bug on my head. I brushed my head off, but she said it was still there. Then she wondered if maybe it was some kind of mark on … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastical Email

I don’t go on Craigslist as much as I used to, but I still go from time to time. The other day, I went on and was looking at the various community postings, and saw this: Last night, I wrote … Continue reading

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Snapshot

I was at school all day yesterday. I didn’t do all the work I had planned to do, but I did organize a lot of stuff, especially on my desk. As I was organizing, I came across a picture from … Continue reading

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