Avignon, France

June 24, 2016 We visited and toured Avignon, France.  Although the heat remained rather unbearable I could not help but to order the French Onion Soup.  Guess what?  It was just called onion soup. After lunch we did a little market shopping and strolled by the river. We stayed for one night within the walls of…

Winning the gift of gab – and all it takes is a kiss!

Kissing the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland June 20, 2015 – Day 5 of the Britannia with Education First Tours. Blarney Castle: The grounds were gorgeous and green and views from the top, well, gorgeous. We climbed to the top of the castle and had to lie down and hang out backwards…

Book Club

Thanks, Kelly Gallagher, for the Book Club! Year after year I have struggled with reluctant readers in my classroom.  I try and try to support outside reading and despise the read a book take a test option.  I want so badly to ignite a love of reading in each and every student.  I think I…

Memory Keeper Box

Great for special occasions and trips! When I had my Etsy Shop (Miss Elaineous)  I sold many memory boxes…they were so fun to make!  I used an unfinished wooden box from Michael’s Crafts to start.  I would decoupage the outside and the inside – leaving the inside side walls of box and lid bare and…