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Monday, November 26, 2012
Sunday, November 18, 2012
I give thanks for ten of my favorite books growing up...the ones that have influenced me, taken me to different worlds, and fueled my love for the written word...
Catcher in the Rye – J.D. Salinger
The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton
Gone With the Wind – Margaret Mitchell
Lord of the Flies – William Golding
To Kill a Mockingbird – Harper Lee
Are You There God, It’s Me Margaret – Judy Blume
Romeo and Juliet – William Shakespeare
Assorted short stories and poems – Edgar Allan Poe
Carrie – Stephen King
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn – Mark Twain
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Sunday, November 11, 2012
If you need something besides “My dog ate it,” see examples below:
1 - My printer isn’t working, and it could take up to a week to fix. (Present an empty print cartridge for corroborating evidence.)
2 - I've been advised against doing any homework because a bad grade could damage my already fragile self-esteem.
3 - I’m practicing nonconformity. Since most of the students did their homework, completing it would make me a conformist.
4 - I had symptoms of illness last night, and when I googled it, it said I had West Nile.
5- - I found the assignment particularly uninspiring and didn’t see how it aligned with the standards, so I read the dictionary instead.
6 - Shhh. I’m a superhero and out on duty.
7 - I used invisible ink and didn’t realize it would be an issue.
8 - My thyroid is acting up.
9 - Okay, I’m sorry, but the directions were just not clear, unless this assignment was on the virtues of ambiguity.
10 - We had homework?
If all else fails, “No, seriously, the dog ate my homework.”
*Keep your poker face on.
*Cry on the spot.
*Believe in what you’re saying.
(From Lucy and CeCee's How to Survive (and Thrive) in Middle School)
Monday, November 5, 2012
Have you heard of the amazing website M.U.T.T. Online? M.U.T.T. stands for Making Us Think Together and showcases writers, photographers, poets, and artists. Every month it features one from each category. Check it out and feature your own work on M.U.T.T.: