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Your Poetry Slam

Posted by on Apr 7, 2014 in Language Arts | 0 comments

    April is National Poetry Month! This month we celebrate the 450th anniversary of the birth of one of the world’s greatest poets, William Shakespeare, with a celebration dedicated to the craft of creating rhythm and rhyme. Teaching poetry can be a daunting experience for the student, learning the vocabulary, the rules, and all the many different types of poetry. One way that made poetry fun for me, thus igniting a passion for writing, was when one of my...

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To Read or Not to Read

Posted by on Jan 20, 2014 in Language Arts | 1 comment

“If you want your children to be intelligent read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” – Albert Einstein   When I was younger my mother had a deal she would make with my siblings and me, if there was a movie we really wanted to see we would first have to read the book before going to see the movie. Because of this my sister, brother, and myself have all become avid readers. Now, even as adults, we still...

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Math Games

Posted by on Jan 17, 2014 in Math | 0 comments

“Mathematics is like draughts [checkers] in being suitable for the young, not too difficult, amusing, and without peril to the state.” –Plato It is estimated that Mathematics started with the concept of counting around 50,000 B.C.E.. Since then Mathematics has grown into so much more, follow this link for an interesting Math-History Timeline. Some of us hear the word “Math” and we want to run screaming for the hills. We view it as daunting and...

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Science Fair

Posted by on Jan 16, 2014 in Science | 0 comments

    “Nothing is too wonderful to be true, if it be consistent with the laws of nature.” -Michael Faraday Whether you are building a volcano or testing time and relative dimensions in space, Science Fair is right around the corner! How exciting it is to think that out there someone is working on a Science Fair project that could one day change the world. Whether they are working on forensics or simple machines, young minds across the nation will be...

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Happy Birthday Dr. King

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Holidays/Events | 0 comments

  Born January 15th, 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia, Martin Luther King Jr. would become the leader of a social revolution that would change the world. His actions would change the way people acted and reacted. His beliefs would drive him to lead a country in a new direction. His dream would be known worldwide and respected by leaders of nations. Rising above the violence and hatred Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. would become an icon of a movement. “I have decided to stick...

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