About Me

My photo
Nottingham, NH, United States
I'm a middle school teacher and science and books are two of my favorite things! (Chocolate and coffee are pretty high up on the list as well)

Search This Blog

Friday, June 28, 2013

ISEF: Enter the Competition

ISEF: Enter the Competition: "The Future – Powered by Fiction Submissions are now being accepted! In collaboration with the Society for Science & the Public, ASU’s Center for Science and the Imagination and the Intel Foundation, the Tomorrow Project is announcing an innovative fiction competition geared at 13-25 year olds worldwide, asking them to contribute science fiction stories, essays, comics and videos to explore the kind of futures we want to work toward together." 'via Blog this'

Thursday, June 27, 2013

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read

16 Apps That Motivate Kids to Read: " Apps For Middle School and High School " 'via Blog this'

Middle school kids might also enjoy the Mad Libs app!  Check these out and start reading today!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Tessa Gratton Visits Random Buzzers

Tessa Gratton Visits Random Buzzers: "About the Author: Tessa Gratton has wanted to be a paleontologist or a wizard since she was seven. She was too impatient to hunt dinosaurs, but is still searching for someone to teach her magic. After traveling the world with her military family, she acquired a BA (and the important parts of an MA) in Gender Studies, then settled down in Kansas with her partner, her cats, and her mutant dog. Read Tessa's full bio!"

'via Blog this'Publish Post

Monday, June 17, 2013

World Wide Words: What's in word?

Do you ever wonder about the origins of some of the words you hear?  I heard the word "jiggery-pokery" the other day, and in thinking about it some more tonight, decided to google it.  Here's what I found:

World Wide Words: Jiggery-pokery: "Jiggery-pokery It’s not so much found these days, though it is a delightful word for describing underhand practices or dishonest manipulation of individuals for personal profit. People also mean by it some form of trickery"

Click the link to read more about the origins of jiggery-pokery and exactly why it is so fun to say!(...and you can find out what a double dactyl is while you are at it!)
'via Blog this'

Lewis Carroll (Author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass)

Lewis Carroll (Author of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass): Read reviews of Carroll's works and get recommendations for other books to read based on what you've read and enjoyed!

'via Blog this'

Lewis Carroll Quotes - BrainyQuote

Lewis Carroll Quotes - BrainyQuote: "Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. Lewis Carroll "  This and many other quotes by Lewis Carroll can be found at the BrainyQuote website!

'via Blog this'

Lewis Carroll- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More

Lewis Carroll- Poets.org - Poetry, Poems, Bios & More: "Renowned Victorian author Lewis Carroll was born Charles Lutwidge Dodgson on January 27, 1832, in Daresbury, Cheshire, England. The son of a clergyman, Carroll was the third child born to a family of eleven children. From a very early age he entertained himself and his family by performing magic tricks and marionette shows, and by writing poetry for his homemade newspapers."

This webpage has links to other poems and related prose.  You may enjoy the writing of Edward Lear, too!

'via Blog this'

Lewis Carroll « Lewis Carroll Society of North America

Lewis Carroll « Lewis Carroll Society of North America: Links on this page include other literary works by Lewis Carroll, math/logic/puzzles/games, and more!

'via Blog this'

Friday, June 7, 2013

Poetry Foundation - Newsletter

Poetry Foundation - Newsletter: 'via Blog this'  Check out the Poem of the day, tips for writing your own poem and the new digital version of Poetry Magazine for iPads!