TFA

Teach for America (TFA) places teachers in high need schools in the poorest parts of the country. In areas like Lake Village, Arkansas, where I’ll be going, a high percentage of the students come from low-income families, and even with Title 1 benefits, the schools lack basic resources like textbooks, technology, and often, teachers. These…

in which 5 minutes is enough time to start an argument

So today’s argument stemmed from definition. Obviously, I’m not blameless in this argument. I could have been enjoyed Spawn’s excitement and enthusiasm when she showed me the book she ordered for LLO. I could have ignored that she said that LLO doesn’t like to read books on tape. I could have. But instead, I said,…

good times with my people

The kids asked me if I wanted to go out to dinner. I had to think about it some, because I’ve had a busy week. And I was tired. And I’d been thinking more about jammies than regular clothes. (I was wearing art camp duds.) I was also hungry, so I agreed enthusiastically to the…

lobster award

https://murisopsis.wordpress.com/ nominated me for this pretty award. She tells great stories about her partying church and has just finished up a serial about Merit V. Bidwell that kept her readers enthralled for months. The rules are simple: 1. Acknowledge the blog that nominated you. 2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator asked. 3. Nominate 11…

little friends

The other day we had ourselves a little wildlife adventure. Our cat Princess knocked at the door, by which I mean scratched, to get in. I just opened it without paying much attention. I let a lot of cats in and out. Then I did a double take. Because it seemed like she had something…

experts

Yikes. I’m constantly in trouble today. Kid number one was complaining the other day that kid number two’s crap was under her bed.  So today I went into kid number one’s room to get kid number two’s crap. Then I went into kid number two’s room to get a laundry basket to put the crap…

a list

Basically this is where it’s hanging: Passed the Praxis Math test that was going to make me somewhat qualified for the math job I interviewed for 3 weeks ago. (Woo hoo!) Found out at Sunday School today that somebody else got the job. (Why,  yes, that is how I was notified.) One kid is in…