Filling the bathtub from the pump is time consuming and back-breaking. From the well, even worse. In 1864, where did water come from? Did Civil War Yankees have tap-water at home, or not? Yes, but finding this information was ridiculously time consuming. *grumble* TOO much time for something that might be just a paragraph or… Read More Civil War Philadelphia: Baths?
The Story of an Hour, by Kate Chopin – a perennial favorite. My own perennial favorite: Commelina communis, or the Asiatic Dayflower. Happily, Student has most excellent ideas to write about – we will work together to tidy up the grammar so the ideas get the most excellent grade they deserve. “The Story on… Read More Abandon All Commas, Ye Who Enter Here
Have an extended pun to celebrate.
An interesting article here, and a helpful list of words to use instead. Using the word crazy as an insult is more harmful to the millions of us who deal with the stigma of mental illness than it is to the person you’re attempting to insult. It also lets the person/people you’re trying to insult… Read More Replace ‘Crazy’ With The Adjective You Actually Mean
Congratulations to the graduating class of 2018! Many thanks to all my students who called me back to say I helped them achieve the cap and gown. Everything is brighter with balloons.
Writing a classroom scene. “Next week, on Wednesday, our class will go down to the meadow at the riverside to pick flowers and braid wreathes to give our families and friends. Remember to where clothing that are fit to kneel in the dirt, as that is wear the flowers grow.” Penny’s classmates giggled, and so… Read More Where, wear? There, their.
Every fifth grade student knows about late notes for class – it’s the rare child who made it through this many years of school without ever needing one. How many 5th graders get to write a late note for their moms? Evening classes can be tough, but it helps to have a helpful 11 year… Read More Student came late…