Monthly Archives: April 2011


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A live feed from the live feed

JB and his good friend DC went to Wisconsin this last weekend looking for artisan cheeses, eagles, and cranes. They stopped at the Chamber of Congress in Prairie du Chien to find out where any eagle nests were, but actually … Continue reading

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What happens when 8th graders are only a few weeks from graduation

We took a vocabulary test today. I think my students are ready for summer… When we use the word caliber in reference to a person, what are we referring to? How big they are around? Their waist size? What is … Continue reading

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Books come to life

From the New Zealand Book Council…

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Jade Buddha

In celebration of our son’s birthday, we went out to breakfast yesterday. He lives just a block away from the Truc Lam Buddhist Temple in Chicago.  In an incredibly vibrant, colorful, and high energy carnival atmosphere, we discovered that a … Continue reading

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10:00 am

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Searching for El Greco

Where are the El Grecos? They moved them. They used to be with the Spanish artists. No longer. We walked through the hallways looking in the galleries. They hadn’t put them away, had they? Into storage or something foolish like … Continue reading

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