Monthly Archives: September 2016

Bits and Pieces 29 September 2016

I promised some of my student memoirs. Here are some bits and pieces: Playing Tag in the Dark: We were shrieking and chuckling which caused my mom to come yell at us for being too loud. We told my mom, … Continue reading

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Memoir 28 September 2016

My creative writing students turned in their final memoir pieces after we shared them out loud with each other while enjoying some brownies and cookies in a writer’s celebration. They absolutely blew me away with their writing, and their ability … Continue reading

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Observations 22 September 2016

Everyone who works at a job where they do not own the company is familiar with being evaluated. Teachers are no exception. My ‘formal’ classroom observation to continue the¬†evaluation of the teacher me was today. I like the way my … Continue reading

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Full Swing 21 September 2016

Class is in full swing and it is stimulating and it is difficult! There is much to read, discussions to post to and respond to, and oh, the writing. Class is in full swing and it is mind-boggling. My students … Continue reading

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Classes and Grounded 19 September 2016

So I’ve taken online courses before, but not like this. I recently ventured back into school, after being accepted into a Master’s program for creative writing. I’m thrilled to have been accepted and terrified at the prospect at the same … Continue reading

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Wisconsin and South Dakota 13 September 2016

On the last homeward leg of our journey, we crossed the border back into Colorado with a sigh to be home again. Here are the fun facts I didn’t give you about Wisconsin and South Dakota. We did notice that … Continue reading

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Wisconsin Minnesota South Dakota 12 September 2016

We went over that amazing Big Mac bridge on Friday on our sweet ride provided by our good friends, Snowman(Duane) and Nancy from our Ausable Tractor Club! After which we ¬†unloaded our 5HP Galloway motor and participated in the engine … Continue reading

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Mackinac Island 9 September 2016

Two years ago, when we hauled our antique tractors to join the pilgrimage with 900 plus other antique tractors to cross the Mackinac Bridge, we didn’t have time to really ‘see the sights.’ This time, we’ve managed to cram in … Continue reading

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Michigan 8 September 2016

When you live in Michigan, your hand is your map. I think the kids must be taught in pre-school where they live on their hand relative to the shape of Michigan because when you ask someone in Michigan where they … Continue reading

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Iowa 7 September 2016

Iowa is such a beautiful state to drive across. Big old barns and farmland, cattle grazing and vineyards, yes vineyards! It is still so green and the corn crop looks incredible, from the highway, and likewise the soybeans. There are … Continue reading

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