This is why I don’t blog.

I teach. I read. I write. I write stories. Not blogs. Generally speaking. I hike in the woods. I hang out with my cat. And chickens. Among others. I teach. I grade papers. Lots of them. I read. Papers. And books. Sometimes, usually on Sunday nights, I watch TV. But I don’t blog. In case you were wondering.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight…

For the Prescott firefighters… “Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night…”     Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night By Dylan Thomas Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage,…

Best Read Aloud You’ve Never Heard of: The Smartest Man in Ireland

Originally posted on Reading By Example:
I wrote this post to summarize a book I had read aloud to 3rd graders. The students and teacher saw how I embedded a Glog into a post on our school blog (which you see here). Recently, I shared the book The Smartest Man in Ireland by Mollie Hunter with Mrs. Hafermann’s 3rd graders. They really enjoyed this…

Kindergarten and 1st Grade on December 14.

This is the book I read to our Kindergarten classes this week. We practiced “W” words from the story – winter, warm, wood, and whoa. Then they made gingerbread houses in their classrooms and carried them home, carefully, balloon-like, in oversized plastic bags. Kindergarteners are very small. They are five or six years old. Some are quiet and shy. Many are rambunctious. Most are…

Today In Irish History – March 7, 1913, Women Take Sides in Achill Land Agitation

Today In Irish History – March 7, 1913, Women Take Sides in Achill Land Agitation. Check out The Irish Story’s article written by Patricia Byrne on the 1913 Achill Land Agitation and the role of Agnes MacDonnell. (side note: I spent a summer studying Archaeology in Achill so I’m always fascinated with a bit of Achill history)