Saturday, February 27, 2016

Quote by JK Rowling

‎"So why do I talk about the benefits of failure? Simply because failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was, and began to direct all my energy into finishing the only work that mattered to me. Had I really succeeded at anything else, I might never have found the determination to succeed in the one arena I believed I truly belonged. I was set free, because my greatest fear had been realised, and I was still alive, and I still had a daughter whom I adored, and I had an old typewriter and a big idea. And so rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my life.

You might never fail on the scale I did, but some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default. 

Failure gave me an inner security that I had never attained by passing examinations. Failure taught me things about myself that I could have learned no other way. I discovered that I had a strong will, and more discipline than I had suspected; I also found out that I had friends whose value was truly above the price of rubies." --JK Rowling

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Student of the Week Poster

My daughter was student of the week and we decided to make it as a poster with pop out's and doors to open.  

First buy two posters, type up all the info to share like favorite foods, favorite movies, pictures and so on.  

Then arrange them, glue then and place the other poster with cut out doors on top with a picture of a house.  I loved how it turned out.  

Saturday, February 20, 2016


This is a lecture/discussion with a round table format with Dr. Glaser about jargonizing.  He is such a smart man!  I found this really informative.  

This second video is a humorous example of jargonizing in action.  I think teachers tend to jargonize to kids and struggling readers definitely jargonize to improvise comprehension.


Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Principals Office

Watching Kid Snippets is one of our favorite things to do at our house.  This one is my personal favorite. My kids can watch these for hours!  Get ready to laugh!

Saturday, February 13, 2016

A Child

"You must remember, the very first thing a child sees, the first thing they notice when they see you, is you seeing them. They look carefully to see what your face looks like as you lay eyes upon their face. When you see a child, no matter what, remember to fix your face."  Maya Angelou

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Cross Section Books

So I was reading up on cross sectional books and got a bunch from the library to check out.  My son LOVED looking at the details, the illustrations, the text...everything.  I wish there were more cross sectional books that were't so history oriented and more fantasy. Might draw in more of an audience.  

An interesting genre though. 

Saturday, February 6, 2016

The Paper Trail

How do you manage all the papers coming in and out?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Great Quote

“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”

Name that book... :)