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Delsia Malone May 28, 2017

May 28, 2017

Memorial Day 2017: My Personal Reflection

“Freedom is never free.” These words were engrained into my five-year-old mind by my dad. Most conversations that we have now, will always turn toward talks about the state of our nation, service, and his views on how these “21st century ...

Carol Varsalona Jan 26, 2017

Jan 26, 2017

Under The Weather

Have you ever felt "under the weather"? Being ill is no fun, especially around New Year's. At the start of the new year, I began to feel the effects of a busy holiday schedule. My sinuses started to fill up, making life uncomfortable. By the end of ...

Carol Varsalona May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016

Table Turned

As a co-moderator of #NYEDChat I have had the opportunity to interview various educators at the different Long Island EdCamp events but on May 24th the table was turned. I was an interviewee. It was a surprise to be contacted by the @ILAToday team ...

Delsia Malone May 10, 2016

May 10, 2016

Honeysuckle Memories

I shared a great flashback with my husband, Steve, as we entered our driveway to the fragrant blooms of honeysuckle.It smells so refreshing and is a great reminder that spring is indeed here. I thought back to my childhood and my husband thought ...

Sarah Nicols Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Memorial Day Weekend

What does Memorial Day mean to you? For some people, it is a three-day weekend that usually marks the beginning of pool parties, barbecues, and summer vacation. Since my birthday is on May 26 (I’ll be 30 on Saturday–yikes!), it has always been ...

Brasdis-Nixon Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

A Green Thumb...and Then Some!

In our area, there are nearly half a million tax preparation businesses, with each of them employing at least one Statue of Liberty and/or one Uncle Sam as advertisement.  On an average day, I pass anywhere from ten to fifteen of these iconic ...

Brasdis-Nixon Family Dec 21, 2012

Dec 21, 2012

Old Dog, New Tricks

Let me first apologize for being absent on my blog for nearly a month.  I can't even begin to explain the sorrow I have for not writing -- especially since it's my outlet and a way for me to connect and engage with others.Between teaching new ...

Edwards Family Oct 16, 2012

Oct 16, 2012

I wonder what causes excitement when reading ....

Madalyn is now doing her homework ...She is reading We Are in a Book! by Mo Willems.She gets LOUDER or softer when she reads certain words ...I wondered why she whispered some parts ....She pointed to the word she whispered and said, "Because it ...

Sarah Nicols Sep 20, 2012

Sep 20, 2012

Is it a solid? Or something more?

One of my students came in to my room after school yesterday, and gave me a small cube of Aerogel, one of the world's lightest solid materials. It is amazing stuff! Even though it is called "gel", it is actually a dry, translucent solid...feels sort ...

Brasdis-Nixon Family Sep 14, 2012

Sep 14, 2012

Let's Break the Ice!

It's that time again!  Summer is dwindling down and school days are right around the corner.  If you've already returned to work, then you're ahead of the curve -- at least as far as Virginia goes.  If you're not back to work yet, then instead of ...