Saturday, July 7, 2012
MzTeachuh: Blessed are the Peacemakers: Happy Birthday, Ringo...: Ringo Starr, Happy Birthday Ringo will tell you he is easygoing, not enemies with anyone. So I think we have him to thank for all the...
|Ringo Starr, Happy Birthday|
This is such a positive piece of music, with joy, home and safety.
OCTOPUS' GARDEN by Ringo Starr Album Abbey Road
MzTeachuh: Der Spaziergang Happy Stroll On Your Birthday, Mar...: This is pretty much a self-portrait of Marc Chagall and his wife. Such joy. Dean Martin On The Street Where You Live ; love Nelson Rid...
Dean Martin On The Street Where You Live ; love Nelson Riddle's arrangement, too.
Friday, July 6, 2012
|Flowers of the late summer on a golden background, Edo period, c1800-1820|
Japanese Music - Summer
MzTeachuh: Is No Child Left Behind Going Bye Bye? Tweets of t...: Is your child being left behind? Controversy over NCLB has been neverending for over ten years. Will states get out of bringing up kid'...
|Is your child being left behind?|
Controversy over NCLB has been neverending for over ten years. Will states get out of bringing up kid's reading and math to proficiency? BTW, proficiency just means passing at about 70%. Here is some basic info about NCLB and the very latest news.
The government description.
No Child Left Behind
The people's description.
No Child Left Behind Act-Wikipedia
1. ‘No Child’ Law Whittled Down by White House
2. A slow death for No Child Left Behind?
3. No Child Left Behind waivers going to Wash., Wis.
4. More states freed from No Child Left Behind law
MzTeachuh: 'I Paint Flowers So They Won't Die.' Happy Birthda...: Folk Art Flowers, Frida Kalho Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird , Nikolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom...
|Folk Art Flowers, Frida Kalho|
|Frida Kahlo, Self-portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird, Nikolas Muray Collection, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin|
|Birth name||Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón|
|Born||July 6, 1907
|Died||July 13, 1954 (aged 47)
MzTeachuh: Caring for Kids, Caring for Teachers Tweets of the...: Here is a collection of teacher-related links, mostly from our friends at Edutopia . This is information we all know, but its good to re...
Here is a collection of teacher-related links, mostly from our friends at Edutopia.
This is information we all know, but its good to review:
1. 6 secrets of kids who rarely get sick
Making the effort not to get totally sucked into the system:
2. Finding the Time, Part 1: Teachers Must Preserve Their Most Valuable Resource
I think being an interesting person should probably be the first on this list.
3. Five Ways to Enrich Your Teaching Life
A question usually asked on the Friday afternoon just befor Christmas vacation.
|Teachers need hobbies, too.|
4. Why Do You Teach?: What Sustains Us in Our Work
Most non-teachers have no clue how complex our calling is. But we do.
5. Balancing Work and Life: The On-Going Challenge for Educators
I'm guessing we are planning way ahead on this one.
|This would be planning for 2013.|
Thursday, July 5, 2012
|Midsummer Night's Dream, P.D. White|
Overture from A Midsummer Night's Dream--Felix Mendelssohn was only 17 when he composed this.
Again, thank you William.
|MzTeachuh's Color Bowl of Flowers for the Fourth|
I have an education provided by the State of California, and enriched by the federal government; using scholarships and grants to be a teacher.
I, by the grace of God, own a home, three vehicles (two running), various investments, and two retirements which puts me in the middle class, I think.
I will vote on many propositions, and in the general election; and I am free to express an opinion.
I have access to more information than I ever imagined, and can communicate with the entire world through the internet.
I choose my beliefs and express them openly in public worship.
I have a passport and can freely travel internationally because I am an American citizen. I can travel within my country between the states, whenever I wish.
I reasonably expect no harassment for my gender, race (ethnicity), age, or religion (beliefs.)
I can marry whom I wish, and have as many or few children as I want, although the number of pets in my family is limited by the town in which I live.
I can own and register a firearm, if I wish.
I can expect privacy of my personal information and in my home. And my vehicles, too.
I can leave whatever I wish to whomever I wish in a Last Will and Testament.
I have been free to research my ancestors and discovered I am a Girl of the World--but my pedigree would never indicate I deserve these rights and freedoms, except maybe a few British nobility escaping Cromwell. My people were not the fortunate sons and daughters. They were slaves, indentured servants, ne'er-do-wells, adventurers, seekers of religious freedom, Native Americans, and the last of the immigrants to America was a very good little teenaged Irish girl who was trained by Victorian Catholic nuns to be an excellent dressmaker.
It is true, I have chosen to obey the laws of the land, and, to the best of my ability, fulfill my educational, professional, and civic expectations. However, I am still very grateful for these opportunities.
I feel safe. I feel hope. I feel pride.
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
MzTeachuh: When The Moon Hits Your Eye Like A Big Pizza Pie.....: it is a full moon you know! Thats Amore Dean Martin http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aS6-b7CONDI When the moon hits your eye ...
|it is a full moon you know!|
That's Amore Dean Martin
When the moon hits your eye
Like a big-a pizza pie
When the world seems to shine
Like you've had too much wine
And you'll sing "Vita bella"
Like a gay tarantella
When the stars make you drool
Joost-a like pasta fazool
When you dance down the street
With a cloud at your feet, you're in love
When you walk in a dream
But you know you're not dreamin', signore
'Scusami, but you see
Back in old Napoli, that's amore
|Why KISS (keep it simple stupid) when you can KICS (keep it complicate, smartie)?|
Kids are also fascinated with these diagrams, and its fun to have them create their own. It's the cause and effect thing, like the Acme Products in Looney Tunes. Even musicians are interested, hence the following video with over 36 million hits.
OK Go - This Too Shall Pass - Rube Goldberg Machine version - Official
Want to know know more about Rube Goldberg who was born on the fourth?
An article on the NPR site.
When It Comes To Invention, This Guy Was No Rube
|Rube Goldberg (1883-1870)|
And a biography of the clever lad, from his own website.
MzTeachuh: All-American Music To Grill To: This is mostly for Americans. And maybe you wish to grill in quiet--that's okay, too. Multi-generational fun. But for us in the State...
This is mostly for Americans. And maybe you wish to grill in quiet--that's okay, too.
But for us in the States, these might be fun tunes.
1. Born in the U S A Bruce Springsteen
A traditional song sung with soul.
A traditional song sung with soul.
2. Ray Charles - "America, the Beautiful"
|Maybe this is Juneteenth.|
This includes some good ole America poetry with the music.
3. Ragged Old Flag * Johnny Cash * USA
|Johnny makes non-verbal comment.|
While we're on Johnny Cash and poetry, the lyrics began as a poem by Julia Ward Howe
4. Johnny Cash sings The Battle Hymn Of The Republic
|Friends can have a cook out, too.|
5. Simon & Garfunkel - American Tune
6. Bob Dylan "With God on our side"
7. Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Fortunate Son"
|Good field for football later, or soccer.|
Here's classical based on the Quaker tune, "Simple Gifts." Another poem.
- 'Tis the gift to be simple, 'tis the gift to be free
- 'Tis the gift to come down where we ought to be,
- And when we find ourselves in the place just right,
- 'Twill be in the valley of love and delight.
- When true simplicity is gain'd,
- To bow and to bend we shan't be asham'd,
- To turn, turn will be our delight,
- Till by turning, turning we come 'round right.
|Earliest American Bar B Que: Jamestown|
8. Aaron Copland - "Appalachian Spring"
9. God Bless The USA (Lee Greenwood)
Little known fact about Jimi Hendrix--he served in the U S Army as a paratrooper.
|Jimi in the 101st|
10. Jimi Hendrix - "The Star-Spangled Banner"
And just a little homage to my home state--
11. The Beach Boys California Girls
|Beautiful place for a picnic|
I've heard many folks say, who were from other nations on the continents of North and South America, that they, too, could claimed to be Americans.
|America the Multicultural.|
So, here is Celine, our Canadian friend, to sing God Bless America.
12. God Bless America - Celine Dion (With Lyrics & History)
Don't forget the marshmallows and s'mores.
Tuesday, July 3, 2012
MzTeachuh: Kids' and Parents' Summer Activities Tweets of the...: Little Missy got sumpin to say. Keeping parents on their toes, too. 1. Keeping kids' minds sharp during the summer I especially li...
|Little Missy got sumpin to say.|
1. Keeping kids' minds sharp during the summer
I especially like the suggestion to start an argument (discussion?) with your child.
|Especially like the Sun's lipstick.|
2. Teaching Students to Turn Empathy into Action
So many great venues to help, and kids have big hearts.
|I like nighty night with a story.|
3. Top 10 Bedtime stories: Children's Books You Will Love
Here is enough activity to keep both you parents busy.
4. Summer Learning
|This is the only summer slide we want.|
|Fireworks for all.|
Planning picnic fun this summer. Here are loads of ideas.
1.Picnic Lunch with the Kidshttp://www.marthastewart.com/274922/60-summer-activities-for-kids/@center/276964/60-days-summer
This activity is good after physically active kids are hot and exhausted and just want to sit down with a cool drink and an Otter Pop.
2. 4TH of July Word Scramble
|Yummy picnic food!|
3. Summer Picnic Games
|No Super Soakers allowed.|
4. Outdoor Games to Rock the Picnic
|Such enthusiasm in those so young.|
5. 100 Summer Fun Ideas for Kids and Parents
|Making happy memories for the Fourth; checking out the fireworks.|
Monday, July 2, 2012
MzTeachuh: The Lord Is Good And A Stronghold In The Day Of Tr...: The Masada Fortress, Isreal Be Encouraged - William Becton (WOW Gospel 1998 Disc 1) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGWS1BfNLEM&feat...
Be Encouraged - William Becton (WOW Gospel 1998 Disc 1)
King James Version (KJV)
91 He that dwelleth in the secret place (masada) of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
3 Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
4 He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
5 Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
6 Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
7 A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
8 Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
9 Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
10 There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
11 For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
12 They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
13 Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
14 Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
16 With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.
MzTeachuh: "Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations": DNA Strand You are totally unique. So was Mozart. Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart--Eine Kleine Nachtmus...
MzTeachuh: Chill Out During the Summer, Teach Tweets of the D...: Teachers definitely need to chill out during the summer. Teaching is a full-on job. Unless you have done it, you have no idea. And here are...
Teachers definitely need to chill out during the summer. Teaching is a full-on job. Unless you have done it, you have no idea. And here are lists and lists to help us do that! (That's kind of funny.) These are good pieces of advice, and for the next schoolyear, too.
|My favorite teacher movie.|
1. Summer Evening Movies for Educators
I always loved "Stand and Deliver." Kids are very smart.
2. 101 Ways to Cope with Teaching Stress
I think getting through this list might be stressful.
|Now, that's what I'm talking about.|
The chocolate in the desk is the best.
This writer has 13--count them 13--ways to relax. Less work than 101 by a longshot.
3. The Three R’s for Summer—
Rest, Relax and Recharge!
|Are we assigned to do this? Just joking.|
4. Our friends at Edutopia want us to improve while we relax.
Summer Rejuvenation Guide: Ten Teacher Tips For Getting The Most Out Of Your Summer
Although, it may be relaxing just to go somewhere that no one knows you are a teacher and just be yourself for a day! Es posible?
|Only Lincoln photo after the Gettysburg Address.|
Abe Lincoln made more than one speech about the Battle of Gettysburg, which was fought on July 1,2,and 3 in the year 1863. The battle ended on July 4, 1863. One year later, Lincoln gave the Gettysburg Address on the field of battle in Pennsylvania, November 19, 1864.
Lincoln's background made him the ultimate outsider in Washington; he was from the pioneer West, Illinois. Surely not a person of privilege or social connections. His grandfather had immigrated to Pennsylvania from England around 1740, then after the Revolutionary War the Lincolns moved through the Cumberland Gap (as did my ancestors, one being a German immigrant Jacob Link, also from Pennsylvania.) Abraham was born in Kentucky, where they settled briefly (as did Jacob Link) but the Lincolns moved to Indiana, then Illinois. My Links moved to St. Louis, Missouri, around the time Lewis and Clark left to explore.
|Lincoln the Illinois lawyer 1846|
The Lincolns were really poor, but with the stubbornness of the pioneer, they survived and prospered until Abraham was an up-and-coming lawyer. At this time in US history, the West was wide open. The Civil War was destined to explode over greed (the South wanting to expand the plantation system into the West) and the abolitionists' moral indignance over slavery.
So here we are on the Fourth of July. It is impossible to adequately described the horrors of the Civil War. Here are Lincoln's public comments few days after the Battle of Gettysburg, on July 7, 1863. One year later, Lincoln will give the Gettysburg Address. You can see this speech as a precurser to the profound, eloquent speech that Lincoln cogitated over for a year.
"On July 7th 1863, President Lincoln delivered an impromptu Independence Day address to a group of hundreds who gathered outside the White House in celebration of the July 4th victory at Vicksburg. They caught Lincoln off-guard sometime past 8pm, yet he nonetheless stepped outside and delivered this address:
Fellow-citizens: I am very glad to see you to-night. But yet I will not say I thank you for this call. But I do most sincerely thank Almighty God for the occasion on which you have called. [Cheers.]
How long ago is it? Eighty odd years since, upon the Fourth day of July, for the first time in the world, a union body of representatives was assembled to declare as a self-evident truth that all men were created equal. [Cheers.]
I think in not naming a single man, Lincoln honored all of them. With that sentiment in mind, I post his remarks for all those brave men and women fighting for our nation today, and everyday."That was the birthday of the United States of America. Since then the fourth day of July has had several very peculiar recognitions. The two most distinguished men who framed and supported that paper, including the particular declaration I have mentioned, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, the one having framed it, and the other sustained it most ably in debate, the only two of the fifty-five or fifty-six who signed it, I believe, who were ever President of the United States, precisely fifty years after they put their hands to that paper it pleased the Almighty God to take away from this stage of action on the Fourth of July. This extraordinary coincidence we can understand to be a dispensation of the Almighty Ruler of Events.Another of our Presidents, five years afterwards, was called from this stage of existence on the same day of the month, and now on this Fourth of July just past, when a gigantic rebellion has risen in the land, precisely at the bottom of which is an effort to overthrow that principle "that all men are created equal," we have a surrender of one of their most powerful positions and powerful armies forced upon them on that very day. [Cheers.]And I see in the succession of battles in Pennsylvania, which continued three days, so rapidly following each other as to be justly called one great battle, fought on the first, second and third of July; on the fourth the enemies of the declaration that all men are created equal had to turn tail and run. [Laughter and applause.]Gentlemen, this is a glorious theme and a glorious occasion for a speech, but I am not prepared to make one worthy of the theme and worthy of the occasion. [Cries of "go on," and applause.] I would like to speak in all praise that is due to the many brave officers and soldiers who have fought in the cause of the Union and liberties of this country from the beginning of this war, not on occasions of success, but upon the more trying occasions of the want of success. I say I would like to speak in praise of these men, particularizing their deeds, but I am unprepared. I should dislike to mention the name of a single officer, lest in doing so I wrong some other one whose name may not occur to me. [Cheers.]Recent events bring up certain names, gallantly prominent, but I do not want to particularly name them at the expense of others, who are as justly entitled to our gratitude as they. I therefore do not upon this occasion name a single man. And now I have said about as much as I ought to say in this impromptu manner, and if you please, I'll take the music. [Tremendous cheering, and calls for the President to reappear.]
[Gregory S. McNeal]
This is the Gettysburg Address:
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.
|Lincoln is also among the honored dead.|
Sunday, July 1, 2012
MzTeachuh: Kids' All-American Activities Tweets of ...: Education.com has several clever ideas kids' activities for the Fourth of July, and many others as always. ...
Education.com has several clever ideas kids' activities for the Fourth of July, and many others as always.
|Geysers! and sticky, too.|
Paint Watercolor Fourth of July Fireworks
Host a Founding Fathers Feast
|A girl can portray Jefferson!|
|Water Lilies, Monet|