Ties That Bind

For a girl from Nebraska not accustomed to spanning wide bodies of water on a suspension bridge, crossing the Golden Gate Bridge a few years ago was, to say the least, thrilling.  In Nebraska most of our water ways are crossed by a mere heave-ho and a jump. Before this ride across the Golden Gate, my only encounter with this bridge was through pictures.  Frankly it never did look to me like the … Continue reading Ties That Bind

Book Review: The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spencer

The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spencer In this book, the 16th century poet Edmund Spencer originates the classic tale of what we today know as “St. George and the Dragon”. Written in iambic verse, Spencer tells of the travels and trials of the Redcrosse Knight and the fair lady Una as their adventures lead them through battles both physical and spiritual. It is … Continue reading Book Review: The Faerie Queene (Book 1) by Edmund Spencer

Book Review: “Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece” by James Baikie

Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece by James Baikie This book is a quick look at life in ancient Greece. From the seashore of Athens, to the top of the Acropolis, to the Greek Theater, and of course, the first Olympic Games, you’ll practically live in the world of ancient Greece. With “street-view” descriptions of the homes and market places of Athens, and story-like descriptions … Continue reading Book Review: “Peeps at Many Lands: Ancient Greece” by James Baikie

Teacher Support in Preparation for Year…

As I was reading through the introduction section for a particular math curriculum, I kept running across this heading, “Teacher support in preparation for year …”. I looked at these pages and found for each year there was a re-cap of the previous year and helpful instructions and notes for how to prepare and teach the upcoming year. Not really anything new for a curriculum, … Continue reading Teacher Support in Preparation for Year…