Saturday, August 13, 2005

Exercpt From Spoiled Prince

Garrick eyed the yolky slop doubtfully, twitching uncertainly.
“Ma, it ain’t muggers’ time,” Gilbert whined, yolk dribbling down his chin. “I don’t see why I ain’t allowed to stay up like Neal! My friend,” he added as Garrick glanced at him.
“Neal is differently disciplined, Ariothis Gilbert Marson, and both your mother and I expect that you will react to our method differently,” Ralf said sharply, raising his eyebrows. “Therefore you will issue no complaints.” Gilbert was silent. Garrick stared at him sympathetically. When the young prince had lived at the royal palace he had been able to go to bed as late as he wished, listening to old Bard Rhem tell tales of the elder days and watching the court dwarves and jesters amuse the great ladies and lords.

Thursday, August 11, 2005

Subsitute Teacher!!!

Subsitute Teacher!!!
Unfortunately, our writing teacher, Felisa Rogers, has taken ill. I am hired for the job! My lesson plan: Review Vocabulary: Bombastic
Pious Zenith
Vellum Insular
New Vocabulary:
Epic Solace
Mortified Ambivalent
Impersonate Insipid
Rapier Scrutinize
We will play a game of Hitchiker with both old and new vocabulary words. To make sure they really grasp the meaning of the words, I will have the students write short stories including as many vocabulary words as possible. The pupil with the most vocabulary words included wins...and who knows - I might have a treat for them after Recess. I will have a short Storytime in which the students present their articles, followed by reading from various history books and a fun pop quiz. If there is time, I will read aloud to them from a book of their choice.

Monday, August 08, 2005

Adora's poem and message to Peter Jennings

With great sadness, we say goodbye to Peter Jennings

"The Century for young people"
The book you madeWas excellent
It will remain in my mind forever,
never to fade
To those who haven't read it, I pity
For this is a great masterpiece
Those who are buying the book now will be all jitty
Because it is so great.
Jul 13, 2005 02:14 PM
Please click the link here to copy and paste to watch the video watch the touching tribute to Peter Jennings from Komo4 news
The touching tribute from Komo4 News
Jul 12, 2005 09:40 PM
SEATTLE - If you go to, to the message board for anchor Peter Jennings, you can read the heart-felt messages. "We miss you". And this: "A Poem for Peter Jennings". It's entitled: "We All Miss You." The touching tribute came from the tiny fingers of Adora Svitak. Adora is just 7-years-old. When the Redmond girl found out Peter Jennings had lung cancer, she wanted him to know: "We all want to hear your voice and when we do we shall rejoice." Adora became a fan six months ago when she met the anchorman. "Look at the expression on the picture. He's very attentive. He's really intrigued by her," says Adora's mother Joyce. She's referring to the pictures of Jennings and her daughter. Peter Jennings was on the set of Good Morning America in February. Adora Svitak was a guest on the show. GMA had found out about her after KOMO 4 News did a story about her -- Adora had written 300 short stories, and she was only 7 years old! At first, Adora didn't know who Peter Jennings was. "No, I thought he was part of the staff maybe," says Adora. Jennings was just as curious about Adora and her talents as we were. He watched her type 60 words a minute. He learned what we already knew: That Adora had written all those short stories. How many words? "270,000!" she says. Her words these days have a historical perspective, ever since Peter Jennings sent Adora his book, The Century. "I can write better because I'll know more facts," Adora says. Jennings signed it. "You are the future," he wrote. Adora wrote back: "You are the past, present, and future." One day Adora would love to see Peter Jennings again. Until then, she wants me to pass this message on: "I would want him to get better and really fast," she says. We all do.
Poem For Peter Jennings
Jul 10, 2005 09:13 PM
We All Miss You
We all miss you,
so come back soon
Even the babies are tapping the screen with silver spoons
We all want to hear your voice
And when we do, we shall rejoice.
The angry housewife has got all cross
Now the salmon's turned to moss
Just because you're absent from us
Nobody has the heart to catch the bus.