The peeps and I sent an email to the author of this great book. She wrote back to us today. She listened to our podcast and gave the peeps some kudos. What a buzz to get an email from an author. I have read it over and over this morning, to the detriment of the cleanliness of my house.
On a Barack note, sister woman says that our dad is voting Obama. "Our Democrat dad is back!" she emailed this weekend. Sister Woman requested a moment of silence in honor of this momentous moment.
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I'm going to blog Barack until he wins. Today's blog is about registering to vote. My sister in law Eve registered 9 people to vote just yesterday. So if you know anyone who needs to register to vote, you might want to give them a friendly, but urgent, reminder.
I'm going to buy a car magnet for 15$. You can too. Click on the link in the title of this blog entry.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
I would like to help with the election, but I only want to do jobs where I don't have to talk to other people. Licking envelopes, or maybe making bag lunches for the people doing the hard job of talking to others. I think I will buy a yard sign this weekend.
Monday, September 22, 2008
Please. Humor me and listen to our third podcast. It's about William Miller's book, Frederick Douglass: The Last Day of Slavery. Our podcast is only 7 minutes long, so you can probably squeeze in a listen. We heartily enjoyed it, here at the homestead.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
I think Obama's going to win, but many of my pals are not so confident. I have friends who are really ready to move if things don't go our way. One pal's moving to Canada, but I suggested Mexico, because I've always wanted to live somewhere in the Yucatan. Barack can not lose and he's not going to lose. I feel it in my heart of hearts.
Friday, September 19, 2008
We had a heavy week of testing this week. ISTEP testing. I do not care for ISTEP testing. One kid cried through much of it, asserting over and over again, "I can't read this!" He was right of course, but I cajoled him into filling in circles. He did not want to do that and who can blame him? I felt a bit like a rat. I probably should have told him to sit and draw. We have one more test next week. Then we take ISTEP again in spring. And we're adding a 4 times a year 3 hour test called "Acuity." And we still will take NWEA 3 times a year, another 3 hour computerized test. So we've got testing covered. Please don't have any doubts about that.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
I've become a bit of a brat for the modern age. We had no power in our home for 4 days and I didn't weather the storm well at all. Sure it was kind of fun laying on my bed projecting light onto the ceiling with my flashlight for a night or two, but after awhile it got a little annoying. The real kicker though was coming home yesterday all geared up to check facebook and blog and edit fotos to find that while we had lights and laundry, we had no internets, no tv, no phone. At that point, I lost all will to live and started to take out my frustration on family members. I really disappointed myself and yes I do have some regrets.
Friday, September 12, 2008
Tuesday, September 09, 2008
Someone left a door open in the school and one of my peeps entered the building over the weekend and stole some fake cash, the currency we call "cat cash." The mini economy is highly motivating to the students, but it can lead them astray. Kid got caught and now he thinks he's pretty tough. I'll be bringing him down a peg or two.