Monthly Archive: April 2013

Apr 19

Teaching Tip: Gain Respect

Respect pinned on noticeboard

Every teacher needs to be respected in their classroom, and in this day in age it just does not come with the territory.  The day and age of children respecting their elders has come and gone.  There are still some out there that respect those in authority positions, but as parents have turned into friends, …

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Apr 18

Number 172: War Horse (2011)


War Horse is number 172 of our top 200 movie list.  It is directed by Steven Spielberg and stars Jeremy Irvine, Peter Mullan, and Emily Watson.  It is rated PG 13 Karen’s Review    When I first heard of the movie War Horse I was pretty intriqued simply because it was actually directed by Steven Spielberg. …

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Apr 17

M’s week 45


45 week photo Wow, this little tike is fast and busy!  It’s all I can do to keep up with her crawling all over the place and exploring every nook and cranny of our house.  It is so exciting to see her growing into a real little person with opinions and wishes and likes and …

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Apr 16

Chalmette Battlefield: The Battle for New Orleans


As a history teacher it is always exciting to visit places I talk about in my class.  I got that opportunity recently on vacation when Karen and I visited the Chalmette Battlefield near New Orleans.  The Chalmette Battlefield is a National Historical Site and a part of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.  …

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Apr 14

Sunday Scripture – 1 Corinthians 16:14


Let all that you do be done in love. This weeks Sunday scripture is simple and sweet and the perfect reminder that everything we do should be done in love.  It is easy to kiss your baby with love or smile and flirt with your husband in love.  The harder things are washing the dishes …

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Apr 13

Summer Movies 2013

ironman 3

Being two people who enjoy going to the movies Karen and I always look forward to the summer blockbuster season. While there are a lot of movies that come out during the summer unfortunately most of them end up not being worth the price of the ticket.  Here is a list of ten summer movies for 2013 that Karen and …

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Apr 12

Teaching Tip: Let your students know you are counting on them

I'm counting

Hopefully by this point in the school year the class and its teacher have developed a level of high respect for each other to the point that they both are willing to work mutually hard for one another.  If that respect has not been grown and matured then no amount of asking, explaining why, or …

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Apr 11

What Makes Our Marriage Work: take an interest in your spouses interests


A great way to keep your marriage strong is to take an interest in things that your spouse enjoys.  You don’t have to pretend to enjoy them too, but at least give them a try.  You never know, you might enjoy them too. Want to know a secret?  I had never even seen a soccer …

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Apr 10

Caldwell Zoo: Big Zoo in a Small City

Black Footed Penguins

The Caldwell Zoo located in Tyler, Texas is one the best small city zoos that Karen and I have ever been to.  It is a relatively large zoo at 84 acres and houses more than 2,000 animals including African elephants, black-footed penguins, lions, a white tiger, and black bear.  The exhibits were spacious and well …

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Apr 09

M’s week 44


43 week photo We have been busy little bees this week.  We spent a lot of time in the front and back yard doing spring cleanup and trimming back bushes.  We took out an overgrown tree and two overgrown bushes and got to work getting the swimming pool clean and sparkling.  We also went on …

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