God, it's me again We've been here a thousand times before and I'm back Broken. Scarred. Hurt. Hollowed out. Beaten and bare. Again. I hate to be repetitive but I need to know: Why am I here? Why this place? Why this major? Why this job? Why this family? Why this past? Why this present? … Continue reading A Prayer of Lament by a Broken College Student
Dear little six-year-old girl, I can see you. With your long, brown hair pulled into two braids and tied with red ribbons, beloved overalls, and t-shirt; you seek adventures and believe you can fly. As you run through the grassy fields bare- foot and free, with your imagination carrying you along, I know that thoughts … Continue reading Dear Little Girl
Sometimes I write because I have something weighing on my heart. Other times, I write because I am avoiding homework. This post is a result of the later. Fall is almost here. Last week the temperature went below 75 degrees and became giddy with anticipation and excitement. Trader Joes has a display with leaves and … Continue reading A Shift in Seasons
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a beloved tale that follows a freshly hatched caterpillar in his quest for food. This book engages young learners and encourages them to count along. This book provides a starting place to begin counting and developing a concept of numbers 1-10. Not only that, the wonderful surprise ending is sure … Continue reading “The Very Hungry Caterpillar” By Eric Carle
How do dinosaurs count to ten? They start with 1 of course. 🙂 This tale by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague is sure to engage learners as they learn numbers 1-10 with the dinosaurs. The colorful pictures and crazy dinosaurs make this book come alive.
Join Miss Bloom and her eccentric guests at the Strawberry Inn. Will all 6 rooms be filled? What are the strange sounds in the night? Will someone remember the strawberry pie? Find the answers to these questions and more in this delightful story that introduces learners to fractions.
Little Paul Erdos loved math but despised rules, and he became one of the most famous and loved mathematicians in the world! In this colorful biography, Deborah Heligman and LeUyen Pham tell the story of Paul Erdos. This book is wonderful because it speaks about prime numbers, negative numbers, and inspires young mathematicians to reach … Continue reading The Boy Who Loved Math