Category Archives: Education

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Day Thirteen Writing 101: Serially Found

Losing a furry or feathered family member can be difficult, as mentioned in the Day Four assignment.  When a pet dies, we can feel a hole in our heart or soul that needs filling or closing.  While extremely sad about … Continue reading

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Writing 101 Day Twelve: Dark Clouds…

Wow.  She waves to me while I check out. I am at a regular register toward the rear of the store; she is at the “special help” one, much nearer the exit.  My cart is right behind her at the door where the … Continue reading

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Day Eleven: Size Matters

A house!  My parents were buying a house, and we could move out of this apartment over a hardware store. Hooray! It was time to buy a house, my parents decided, because my sister had been born recently, and the … Continue reading

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Oy!

If you’ve been following my Writing 101 stuff at all, and read the explanation from the last blog, you know that I’ve been a busy bee lately.  My first post from the writing class was inadvertently placed on the Commons, … Continue reading

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What’s All This Writing 101 Stuff?!?

Hi, Followers and Fellow Bloggers! If you have read posts on this site in the past, you are probably wondering what all this Day X, Assignment, Writing101 stuff is, and why it’s on this education issues site.  And the answer is: … Continue reading

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Day 8: Writing 101 No Adverbs Allowed in this Descriptive Essay on Observations

I didn’t see what was going on. I was in the studio sketching with oil paints for the first time. The room is large, open, and has windows on three sides to optimize light within an old French-side building with a … Continue reading

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Day 9 Writing 101: Point of View

A man and a woman walk through the park together, holding hands. They pass an old woman sitting on a bench.  The old woman is knitting a small, red sweater.  The man begins to cry… Melinda Melinda stops dead in … Continue reading

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Speak Up News – April 2015

Originally posted on Virtual School Meanderings:
Also from Monday’s inbox… Like  Tweet  Pin  +1 Speak Up News – April 2015 Happy April! We are excited to release our Speak Up 2014 student data at our first Congressional Briefing later this…

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Day 7 of Writing 101: The Meaning of Artistic Media

Drawing and Writing are hotly debating their differences at the local Starbucks. Drawing brought her iPad, with its various art apps, and her electronic pen; Writing has his Surface Pro before him, with its magical keyboard.  Each device shows an interpretation … Continue reading

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Will the Real Alice Please Stand Up?

Sometimes you learn a lot of interesting things about people whom you have met in passing previously, but for one reason or another have never fully engaged in conversation.  The conversation is when you get to know people—the topic of … Continue reading

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