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Protected: Yeah Write #36: Tilt (#flashfiction)

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March 29, 2016 · Enter your password to view comments.

Yeah Write #35: Line-Up (#flashfiction)

Batting for you today: Psychologist, Speech Therapist, Neurologist, and Charlie — an exciting match-up against The Stroke’s prominent player Aphasia. Tanya listened to the audio; thankful tears welled.  Unable to … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · 9 Comments

Protected: What’s Up Doc #16: The Right Time To Ask — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 2 GR4

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March 23, 2016 · Enter your password to view comments.

What’s Up Doc #15: Why Fates? Why? — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 2 GR4

If hell exists, I am sure one of them is the Ring of RomCom. Open marriage?   No problem, I can work with that.   A scultpor?  Okay.  Not sure how I’m … Continue reading

March 21, 2016 · Leave a comment

Yeah Write #34: Velvet (#haiku #amwritingpoetry)

Pocks mark the green moss; Bark rended from the trees hangs where a young buck rubbed.  

March 16, 2016 · 8 Comments

Yeah Write #33: Ginny-Come-Lately (#flashfiction)

Not again. I’m cursed. How am I running behind? Oh, yeah, get up an hour early, dress, groom, and wear my coffee. “You’re late again Ms. Lately,” they’ll jeer. I … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 13 Comments

What’s Up Doc #14: The Results Are In — Mindful Things — #NYCMidnight SSC Round 1 GR10

Last night, I waited until 12:05 am for the contest announcements and then went to bed.    What was I doing?   I told myself to go to bed and … Continue reading

March 16, 2016 · 10 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #11: Subtraction Without Borrowing – Partial Differences (Negatives and Positives)

I hated math in school.  It gave me a lot of stress and anxiety.     Dear Mrs. Morris (my first grade teacher) wrote on one of my official assessments that I … Continue reading

March 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #10: Subtraction Without Borrowing – The Nines Plus 1 (Number Sense)

My mother-in-law wanted my husband to hang up a picture.  When she couldn’t find the hammer she brought a ping-pong paddle.   We all laughed.   After a time searching, she produced … Continue reading

March 12, 2016 · 4 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #9: New Math Reassurance for the Parents 2 (Number Sense)

Mr. McNamarra was my seventh grade pre-Algebra teacher.   On the first day of class he went to the blackboard and wrote “3” with white chalk.    He asked us … Continue reading

March 11, 2016 · 1 Comment

Mad Craft #9: DIY Digit Manipulatives with Counting Angles

Are you cheap thrifty like moi?  Want math manipulatives, but can’t bring yourself to spend your bottle-return money on teaching cards you may only use for a few months?  Can’t … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · Leave a comment

Writes and Wrongs #8: New Math Reassurance For the Parents (Why We Need Hows and Whys)

Let’s face it.  If you are reading this,  you are probably old.   That’s not a bad thing.   We are experienced and wise in the ways of the world.    Experience is … Continue reading

March 10, 2016 · 3 Comments

Writes and Wrongs #7: Subtraction (Regrouping / Decomposition / Borrowing) For the Parents

I am not a math genius.   I am quite average in skill.  I know this series started with writing, but I figured why not share some basic math skills.    … Continue reading

March 9, 2016 · 2 Comments

That’s Totally Random #19: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (Part 2)

I guess this video got under my skin more than usual (see part 1), so I decided to explain why it is important to be able to understand why this … Continue reading

March 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

That’s Totally Random #18: Stupid Common Core Memes and Videos (A Rant)

I am so sick of these common core memes and videos. Watch it: Common Core Video The person in the video is actually demonstrating  a simple concept.  Basic number sense.    … Continue reading

March 6, 2016 · 5 Comments

Yeah Write #31: Seasons Lament (#Haiku #amwritingpoetry)

I so long await for the splashing springtime rain then lament the wet.

March 5, 2016 · 6 Comments

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