When my family first arrived in the U.S. from Cuba we had very little that we could call our own. Not only did we rent a small apartment, but whatever furniture we had in our house we either begged, borrowed or stole (the last one metaphorically speaking, of course). In fact, if you sat in… Continue reading The Laundromat
I’m experiencing writer’s block. It’s good to have this happen once in a while. … Continue reading Writer’s Block
I think I’m a good driver. Source: http://morganalyx.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/assertive-driving/ I’m careful, alert and follow traffic regulations. That’s why I get annoyed when other drivers aren’t the same way. When someone cuts me in traffic without signalling, speeds down a busy intersection, or is reckless in their driving, I get mad. But, I don’t just get mad and… Continue reading Driving and Letting Go
Tuesday, after school, was the first day of writing club, an after school activity modelled after writing workshop. I had four students, three girls in grade 3 and one boy in grade 4. Whenever I’ve sponsored a writing club in the past, I’ve gotten at least 40 kids. This was in my previous school in… Continue reading Writing Club and Letting Go
Brave. Strong. The two words floating around in my head for 2014. To be brave I need to be strong. Being strong is an act of bravery. Interconnected, one with the other. Finally, taking a chance on myself. Letting go. Making space for what’s important. Brave. Strong. I’m ready. Cross posted to Two Writing Teachers… Continue reading One Little Word or Maybe Two – Brave. Strong.
Thanks to Bill Ferriter, who tagged 10 bloggers and then opened this up to any of his readers who were interested, I decided to take the challenge and participate in this blogging challenge. Here are the rules: acknowledge the nominating blogger (Bill Ferriter) share 11 random facts about yourself answer 11 questions the nominating blogger has for… Continue reading More Homework Meme (AKA Sunshine Awards)