Flying

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Flying

My favorite seat on a plane is by the window. Most people like the aisle seat because they can stretch their legs out every now and then. But I’m happiest curled up peering out that small window. Yesterday as we headed home, I was there by the window watching the mountains, lakes, roads, and clouds go by. The sky was blue just overhead, but far away in the distance, there was lightening: three bolts touched down. I could see the rain falling, too. We actually flew through some clouds next, and I remembered Roald Dahl’s chapters about the Cloud Men …

Day 2

Yes, we’ve just finished Day 2 in the new school year. My new students are sweet, enthusiastic, and motivated despite temperatures that have hovered around 100 degrees. There is much to be excited about this year. We get to continue using iPads and computers. And we just learned about Schoology.com. It’s sort of an educational Facebook with incredible potential for teachers and students. This afternoon, we snuck out of our blisteringly hot room and found an air conditioned room that was empty. My students were excited to be in the a/c and to make their new accounts on Schoology. My …

Postcards

I’m a little late doing my spring cleaning. But it’s summer, and I have time to go through all of those piles of papers that have been growing around my living room. I came across a bundle of postcards. I couldn’t just file them away without opening the bundle and looking through the cards. When my son was in fourth grade, his teacher worked hard to help her students understand the world, the globe, and geography. To help out on my end, I asked traveling friends and family to send my son postcards. We still have the impressive collection of …