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Reflections on 9/11

Originally posted on Writing Outside of the Lines:
Ten years ago today, my life was changed forever, but it wasn’t just me – it was every American citizen whether they were alive during that horrible day or yet to be…

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Order of Importance

Everyone has particular places, people, or possessions that believe are important.  How would you rank the following??  Provide a reason for your choices. Consider carefully your choices because every choice may have an effect on one of the others.  🙂 … Continue reading

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Past & Future You

I follow a blog called SoulPancake.  There I can find oodles of prompts and videos to make me say, “Hmmmm….”.  I found one today that I really loved and wanted to share it with you.  I have adapted it to … Continue reading

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The End of Innocence

We began reading The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne.  We met Bruno who is 9 years old and by all accounts very naive and innocent of the madness around him.  The first day in the new home … Continue reading

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Love and Hate

Love and hate.  Two words with very powerful but different meanings.  Describe love and hate.  You may use any words to do this.  You can use colors, a story, describe the feelings each brings, or anything you think might be … Continue reading

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Is Ignorance Bliss?

We have now read Flowers for Algernon and seen the movie Charly.  We watched Charlie’s transformation through some phenomenal acting by Cliff Robertson.  I wonder now how you feel about the surgery Charlie underwent.  Knowing what you know about the … Continue reading

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Reflections on 9/11

Ten years ago today, my life was changed forever, but it wasn’t just me – it was every American citizen whether they were alive during that horrible day or yet to be born, we were all forever changed.   While many of … Continue reading

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Would You Rather?

Something to ponder while you enjoy your weekend…I thought I would throw out one of those “Would You Rather?” questions.  I have the game in my classroom and love to see how everyone answers.   The question I chose comes from … Continue reading

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These Are Your Books & Your Choice

As I have mentioned to you, my students, before in my book reviews, sometimes there are situations and language included in a book that are harsh or difficult for some adults to accept, and I understand the concern; however, as … Continue reading

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The Countdown Begins

Wow!!  Can you believe there is only 4 days of school left?  Where did our year go?  I know it felt like it was forever in the 1st semester because it seemed like all we did was write, but after … Continue reading

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