Kids

Book Fair!

The school where I’ve been tutoring is having their first big book fair.  Scholastic Books has a very nifty arrangement where they ship a sort of instant pop-up bookstore to the school for a week.  Shelves unfold, displays pop out, and an “E-Z” cash register plugs in, and presto!  Book Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
Kids

Back to School

Thrilled beyond words to have had the chance to pick up the girls on the first day of school.  Emily is a sophomore!  I would say that I can’t believe it, only I DO.  This girl has worked her butt off to get herself where she is, and yes, she Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Not that bad

Ok, not bragging.  But actually, I think I did pretty well on the GRE, especially considering that I just didn’t prepare at all well.  I was way to scared and stressed about it to actually study.  I know that sounds silly, but it’s true. Every time I thought about doing Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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I Heart Dewey

Well, there we go…  I’ve turned in my very first writing assignment for a graduate class in …  sheesh, 15 years.  The professor only said to bring “something” written about John Dewey, who happens to be my very favorite philosopher of education.  She didn’t say to write an essay.  So Read more…

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School Daze

Good grief. Graduate school is HARD! I’m laughing at myself a lot these days. Auditing three classes is too many, but I don’t have any regrets. Now, if I’d actually signed up for three classes for real, that would have been a crashing disaster. I can barely keep up with Read more…

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Year of the Dragon

Happy new year!   The year of the dragon is generally meant to be a lucky year for pretty much everybody.  I hope so. This was a very baby-oriented weekend, which was really nice for me.  Paul and I visited with Ken and Karen on Friday, so I got to play Read more…

By Rebecca, ago
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Back to school

What to do while I wait for my child? They say it’s best to “keep on with your life” – to keep busy, keep doing the things you love, keep moving forward. I had hoped to apply to graduate school this past fall, but wasn’t able to manage both applications Read more…

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Career Plans

Teaching & education are my passion.  I taught Middle School for ten years, and teaching still has a very big place in my heart.  I loved every minute and often visit with my former students, many of whom are all grown up now!     Middle school students are right Read more…

By Rebecca, ago