Author Archives: Sally Gerard

About Sally Gerard

I am a writer, runner, teacher, singer, guitar player, mom, lover, coffee drinker, hunter, antique tractor driver, horsewoman, sister, and lover of the outdoors. Did I mention that I love lighthouses?

Transitions 23 May 2017

I harp on my students about using transition words to help their writing to be smooth, and then, once they get it down, I want them to move away from: first, next, finally. It is a difficult concept for most … Continue reading

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One Way 15 May 2017

Many people go to brunch on Mother’s Day or make their mom/wife breakfast in bed or there might be flowers or favorite little things. My wish for Mother’s Day was to be in the field running an antique tractor and … Continue reading

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Super Power 11 May 2017

As my freshmen students have decided to check out and it gets more and more difficult each day to keep them engaged, I had them write about super powers. I shared this: If I could have any super power, I’d … Continue reading

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Heroes 8 May 2017

We are in the middle of our hero unit, studying the monomyth, reading the Odyssey, and thinking and writing about real life heroes and what makes up a hero. It’s been an eye-opener as it always is, but more so … Continue reading

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Respect 4 May 2017

I asked my students to write about someone they respect. Most of them wrote about their parents, but I had to look the word up and write the definition down before I wrote. It opened my eyes to the meaning … Continue reading

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What is love? 1 May 2017

Everyone has their definition of love. Love is sharing a life. It is looking forward to doing the things you love to do together, and having other things you love to do yourself but you can share that experience with … Continue reading

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Spirit 24 April 2017

No matter what we come up against, that spirit inside of us will carry us along, or at least we’ll stumble along which still counts. I think the human spirit is one of the strongest threads in the universe because … Continue reading

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