Saturday, August 30, 2008

Can You Write A Complete Sentence?

This week I returned to the fine educational institution that I work at. On day three, I got my first entry for The Superfreak Experiences of Room 208 notebook that a co-worker and I keep. You see, I was doing a writing lesson with my third graders that focused on writing complete sentences. We talked about how all sentences need a verb and a subject. We then moved on to adding when, where and how words to our sentences. The writing program my district uses required me to use the following picture while teaching the lesson.

Here's the first sentence one of the boys offered up......The man is making love to the woman on the bench.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Trying Something New

I started this summer with the thought that I would make myself try some new things. Not life altering things, just little things that I had never done before. So it began with kayaking...

Loved it and have been again since the start of summer. I might have to buy a kayak just so I can say I own a boat! Then I moved on to tennis...
Short lived experience with only one lesson under my belt. Then there was this...
Yes, this is me holding a real live starfish. To most this may not seem like a big deal. But you see, I'm not a fan of the unexpected. And me, holding any kind of live animal brings on a whole lot of unexpectedness. Thanks to E Squared #2 for taking this last photo. He shot three pictures and missed my head in all of them! Nonetheless, I still know it's me holding that slimy creature. :)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Do You Believe In Signs?

A friend of mine is a firm believer in signs. You know the kind where if one thing happens it's believed to mean something specific or it's possibly related to a thought you've had. I myself need something a little more concrete...something I can hold or touch. That's why when I saw this sign I was able to throw all my faith behind it. It was hanging on the door of a shop located on my favorite island.Now I don't have a husband. But I can tell you that if I ever do I'll be going back to buy this sign, because it's one I can definitely believe in!