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Prison of Doom – soon to be released

“I’m sorry, Jake,” Mrs. Ellsworth said. “This special ed class will help you keep up with your work.” Jake slumped deeper into his chair. As he sat there, he repeated to himself the rap rhyme that he’d written with his Aunt Kiki. The words that had once made him laugh and calmed him down now … Continue reading

It’s All About Time

    The most precious gift we can give our kids, both as parents and teachers, is the gift of time. I hear this from my struggling students all the time. “If I could give you one thing that would help you in school, what would it be?” After they go through the funny ones … Continue reading

The Three-Legged Stool

Even though school isn’t quite out of session yet, our kids are already on vacation…they just haven’t told anyone! It’s a time of year where we are all taking a deep breath. One more year is in the books. What kind of year was it for you and your kids? …struggle? motivation? light bulb moments? … Continue reading

Why Aren’t Kids Watching Baseball Anymore

Why Aren’t Kids Watching Baseball Anymore

Reagan Library , Simi Valley, Ca. – If you can, take your kids!!!Excerpt  from my newly completed manuscript. (Maybe a couple of blogs from now, I can tell you where you can purchase it.)   “Yeah, I’m fine. I’m glad you came. I hate sitting with my dad for more than five minutes. We both sit … Continue reading

Let’s do a Crazy Writing

Let’s do a Crazy Writing

CRAZY WRITING, It’s a lawless form of writing for children and adults who are willing to live outside of the formal writing paradigm . It’s an exercise for students of all ages that helps reduce writer’s angst and gives you the opportunity to say: “Skip the spelling, punctuation, topic sentences, and all that jazz—just write.”This … Continue reading

A B C’s of Behavior…or Behaviour

A B C’s of Behavior…or Behaviour

The Simple ABCs of Behavior…Behaviour We may not agree  with the English on how to spell the word behavior, but I’m sure the Brits would agree that in any language, behavior is an issue for many parents. (Did I just say that the Queen’s English is another  language? Perhaps!) PART 1 … Article by Rhory … Continue reading

Jake is Rap Rhyming

Jake is Rap Rhyming

November 21, 2013 Merry Turkey Day and Happy Hanukkah Hey, I know I haven’t written in a while. It’s been hectic here with school and baseball pratice. And I guess you know, I really hate to write, but this is the life of a young blogger. I want other kids to know that there are … Continue reading

Letting the Genie out of the bottle!!!!!!!

Letting the Genie out of the bottle!!!!!!!

I always loved to write but didn’t think I wrote well. I wrote like I talked. It was fast, funny, and filled with grammatical nightmares.  With undiagnosed ADHD,  I’d be jumping all around the page, scattered and unorganized, but I loved to write. I was a good story teller. I still am. My friends will … Continue reading