The Computer Ate My Homework

My computer ate my homework Yes, it’s troublesome, but true Though it didn’t gnaw or nibble And it didn’t chomp or chew. I would guess it was a virus Or it could have been a worm, That deleted every bit Kenn Nesbitt   Homework Stories – problems, likes, hates. Me …

Don’t Cry Over Spilt Milk

Discuss with students what it means – that you should not spend your time worrying over things in the past that can’t be changed or undone. Stories about something in the past you regret but can’t fix. Stories about spilling things, spoiling food, ruining an object – on purpose or …

Can My Students Use A Tablet To Type?

Yes they can. But, I can type a lot faster than I can write by hand, so you would need to do an assessment on their tablets, with a different count when they are using a device. Also, they would then be trading devices in order to read and respond …

Juan Honore Fragonard, The Swing

Fragonard lived in the 1700’s. His style is called Rococo – full of exuberant detail. For over 50 years his work was so completely ignored that a 1873 history of art doesn’t even mention his name. Now though he is considered one of France’s greatest artists. The Swing is one …

Ate Your Hamster

Stories about pets I have had that were not a cat or a dog (hamster, bird, chipmunk, turtle, chick, crow, etc.) The death of a pet, (or pets.) Stories of strange foods I have eaten – what, where, when, etc. Share this post on Facebook

What About My Special Needs Students?

Students who are significantly below the others need a target number that fits their needs.  They will need a specific assessment of how fast they can write and an assigned number that is within their grasp.  The same applies to students who use a device to write. Share this post …

Mary Who Wrote Frankenstein

Mary Shelley is the 18 year old author of Frankenstein (Or the Modern Prometheus) and this is the story of how, on a stormy night, in 1816, in a gathering of recognized Romantic period geniuses, she began to write this story which is the inspiration of the entire gothic horror …

Iraq “Camel Spider”

These “spiders” were encountered in Iraq. They are aggressive if cornered and, while they have no venom, their bite can cause severe pain. They are mainly nocturnal and avoid direct sunlight, sometimes taking shade under a camel. My experiences with things I am afraid of (not necessarily animals). Tell the …