Money saving Misfits

We buy organic produce in my house on a regular basis. However, less chemicals in our bodies equals less money in our wallet, since anything organic is expensive. So when I saw a Facebook Ad for Misfits Market- a delivery service for discounted organic produce I investigated. How does Facebook know this would be right…

Rome in a Day

No, it wasn't built in one, but if you're motivated, it is possible to see it (the highlights, anyway!) in a day. That way, you can take advantage of the inexpensive flight options within EU countries and make the most of your visit "across the pond," no matter which country is your primary destination. Getting…

Mom Guilt

We are currently battling the flu in our house. Technically, so far my youngest daughter is the only one that is diagnosed, but the rest of us are teetering on the edge with inconsistent symptoms. Four days after her flu diagnosis, I ended having to take her to doctor again to find out it progressed…

From the Vocab Lab…

Okay, so I don't have anything as fancy as a lab. But I do have twenty years of experience trying different methods of vocabulary instruction and reinforcement in my classroom, and therefore some idea of what practices tend to work well with middle schoolers at all levels as well as your English Learners. Consider incorporating…

Teaching with Trout

We had a special delivery at school today! Two hundred brook trout eggs were delivered to our classroom. Students will (hopefully) get to experience watching these eggs hatch into alevins and grow into fry. For this program, I got a permit from the state of Massachusetts Department of Fisheries and Wildlife to keep and raise…