Thinking Maps: A MUST have!

As an educator, one of the instructional methods I most lean on is Thinking Maps. It’s not the product that students produce, but rather a process for getting students (whether children or adults) to produce a richer, more well-thought-out product. The program includes a set of 8 “maps”.  Some people have referred to diagrams like these as graphic organizers, but beware, the Thinking Maps people don’t like that.  Thinking Maps is much, much more. Basically, there is one map for […]

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My Child Won’t Do Any Chores! A Solution…

At our house, as you know from the quee-chee post, we all do chores. Big Daddy gets a reprieve from alot of them for two, simple reasons: 1. He works outside our home. 2. We have no grass to mow, and the garbage needs to be handled when he’s at work, usually. Refer back to reason 1. While he does his fair share, the Diva and I do the bulk of the chores around here, and I don’t mind one […]

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The Diva Blogs!

The Diva has decided to try her hand at this blogging thing. Should I be proud or intimidated? Hi guys! It’s the Diva here!:) Let  me explain:  I wanted to blog, just once. If y’all like it, I will do another one. Who wants to know some fun facts about me? FACTS 1.       I love my mom. Duh. 2.       I love the color pink. 3.       I love chocolate meringue pie. I call it chocolate shampoo pie because the meringue looks […]

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Family Field Trip: Dry Valley Dairy

“When you grow up on a dairy farm, cows don’t take a day off. So you work every day and my dad always said, ‘No one can outwork you.” ~Pat Summitt, Head Coach Emeritus, University of Tennessee Women’s Basketball Awhile back, Big Daddy and I decided it was time for our now-suburban children to take a pilgrimage to the land of raw milk and farm-fresh eggs. For far too long, Big Daddy asserted, they’d been drinking milk and eating eggs that […]

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