Daily Archives: January 24, 2011

Tell me about your tattoo

One of the most memorable lessons of 7th grade is the “Interview and Experience” Project.  We assign students to identify, contact, interview and “experience” a slice of someone’s life. The person they choose needs to be different from them in … Continue reading

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Stop arguing

Monkey Man was apparently channeling his pirate shirt and alter-ego after his bath, walking around chanting, “Arg, Arg.” He wandered into the bathroom while Gorilla Girl was brushing her teeth and I tried to goad him into more chanting. After … Continue reading

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Gorilla Girl has a habit of hiding under furniture when she has committed an act that she knows is unacceptable or dangerous. Several weeks ago, she ran at top speed from my room, dashed under the couch and remained hidden … Continue reading

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