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Some middle school students’ answers on their World War I test

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Wordless three-ring circus

I do a lot of group work in my classroom so instead of desks we have a variety of large tables, four of them to be exact. There are lots of ways we arrange them depending on what we are … Continue reading

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Hasta la cuerenta de mayo, no te quitas el sayo.

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Freshly picked fiddlehead ferns in dinner salad, tree peony, and daffodils

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Trapped in front of the Mona Lisa

Today is Leonardo Da Vinci’s birthday, 564 years ago. And pictured above, of course, is his very famous Mona Lisa. He worked on this painting for the last 15 years of his life. Though his name has become synonymous with … Continue reading

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A glimpse

When I got home this afternoon, the sun was out and the weather absolutely beautiful. I walked around the awakening garden, observing the resurrecting plants. I sat in our old rusted garden chair left by previous owners. I called an … Continue reading

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La Dulceria Mexicana…

…five blocks from our house.

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