Category: 2014 Back to School Challenge

Back to School Challenge Day 09: A Note to My Teachers

Back to School Challenge Day 09: A Note to My Teachers

Day 09:Share with us the story of your favorite teacher or mentor.Believe it or not, this isn’t going to be a story about one of my English teachers or professors. It’s actually going to be quick story about my favorite math teacher, Mr. Aasen. David Aasen was my tennis coach and math teacher. I suck at math and I suck at tennis. I’m not the most coordinated person on the planet and numbers make my head spin. And while, Mr. Aasen didn’t make math easier for me or make me a better tennis player, it was his positive attitude that stands out in my memory. He always had smile on his face and cared about everyone. It’s not often, I found throughout my remaining years in the halls of education and throughout student teaching, to find teachers who care that much about everyone and can do it with a true and honest smile on their faces. And with things kind of being in this negative swing in my life, I think it is fitting that I’m writing this post right now as I remembered something Mr. Aasen used to say every day… “The grass is green, the sky is blue, […]

1 Comment | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 26, 2014
The Sunday Post #37: Week of August 17, 2014 + Back to School Blogger Challenge Day 07

The Sunday Post #37: Week of August 17, 2014 + Back to School Blogger Challenge Day 07

The Sunday Post is a weekly meme hosted by Kimba at Caffeinated Book Reviewer.How’s it going everyone? I’ve been having a great time this week with the Back to School Book Blogger Challenge sponsored by Parajunkee. Have you been participating? What have been some of your favorite posts so far? There’s only a couple of days left and we’ll be back to our regular schedule.Back to School Day 07 Question: What are the most inspiring books you’ve read that have been assigned to you?Honestly, none. There’s not a single reading assignment that inspired me. The people who taught me literature inspired me to be a reader and pursue English as a major in college. But no single reading assignment was influential in me being a reader. Sad, I know. But it is people and the discussion surrounding those assignments that inspired me to want to read and discuss more not the actual readings themselves. What’s Happening on the Center StageMonday: Back to School Challenge Day 01: Getting to Know YouTuesday: Back to School Challenge Day 02: A Lesson from Teacher Wednesday: Back to School Challenge Day 03: Walking the Halls of Memory LaneThursday: Back to School Challenge Day 04: Take […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 24, 2014
Back to School Challenge Day 06: Up Fronts for Mid-Season Schedule

Back to School Challenge Day 06: Up Fronts for Mid-Season Schedule

Day 06:Back to School means time to get organized and start fresh. What are some steps you’ll take on your blog to keep things flowing smoothly or change things up?I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. After my feature over on Gin’s Book Notes, I feel the need to share more of my photography. It’s another love of mine and since I started my blog in December, I’ve gotten away from going outside, exploring and taking pictures. So tentatively, I’m planning, after the first of the year, to change up my posting schedule. I’ve got lots of posts scheduled right now so I can’t easily make the change now. I also need to get back to organizing my digital photo collection so that I can be better equipped to share those images. I’m kind of excited about this change. And I’m sure that my excitement will overwhelm me where I end up making the schedule change before January 1! So how about you? How are you going to liven things up or get your arms around your workload now that we are “back to school?” Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 23, 2014
Back to School Challenge Day 05: Dedicated to the Ones I Love

Back to School Challenge Day 05: Dedicated to the Ones I Love

Day 05:Share your own story about what or who fostered the love of reading in yourself.Oh, boy, I could go on for ages about this. And I kind of do over on my Meet the Cast page. So if you want the details of exactly how these people influenced me, you should check it out. Mrs. Veissleman, my first and second grade teacherMs. Kephart, my fifth grade teacherMy motherMs. Allevan, a high school English teacherMs. Vondrachek, a high school English teacherMs. Symond (ne’ Martin), a high school English teacherMy co-workersMy horrible teenage years when I hated everyone and everything. Books were an escape and still are for me.Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4 | Day 5 | Day 6 Day 7 | Day 8 (did not participate) | Day 9 Twitter Facebook 0 Google+ 0 Pinterest 0 StumbleUpon 0

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on August 22, 2014