Everything was fine until we hit the elk...
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Maud in the Classroom
We finished and complemented our Jane Eyre study with a brief look at the poem "Maud Muller," comparing and contrasting the settin...
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Does Jane Err?
Our class discussion of Jane Eyre has been lively, but not as brutal to the heroine of the story as it was for poor Miss Manette in Tale of...
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Yard Birds October 21st
Yesterday morning, my husband called to me from his home office asking if I ordered a " shepherd's hook " from Amazon. Of cou...
Sunday, October 19, 2014
The Mechanical Cardinal
Dollar store shopping on a Sunday night. Couple in front of me has 25 items. Girl-who-scans makes short work of the order, skillfully tur...
Thursday, October 16, 2014
From Ugliness to True Beauty at CiRCE
No, not my Circe. I spent half of last weekend in the company of the CiRCE Institute 's president Andrew Kern, his lovely wife, and...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Can't Stop the Dickensian Discussion!
Remember last week ? How things have changed. Students were asked to bring in a favorite passage from our reading, or a passage they wis...
Thursday, October 2, 2014
On Teaching Dickens to the Mob
Ask nearly anyone and you will hear that any study of any book by Dickens in any high school class was the worst of times. Many will tell...
Saturday, April 5, 2014
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Practical Identification: Fossils
The geology students had a good time identifying selected fossils from my collection. Some specimens were tricky, and some required a very...
Thursday, December 5, 2013
Strings of Elven Pearls
It was so foggy this morning! Silent dew drops clung to everything--the perfect day to take some pictures. Click on the photos to enlarge...
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