Friday, January 22, 2010

Wordle your World!

Here is a cool website the link to which I found on another blog. Unfortunately I don't remember the blog otherwise I'd love to give that author credit. Just create amazing word pictures with words of your choosing. Play around, have fun and watch the time fly. Please note that this site is a tremendous detriment to efficiency both at home and the workplace. Here is a quick sample of what you can make there. Kudos to the creators of that site.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Stopping By Woods on a Snowy Evening
Robert Frost

Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.

My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.

He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound's the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.

The woods are lovely, dark and deep.
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.


This poem has captivated me since childhood. Just playing around with my blog.

Everybody still asleep....

It isn't even that early. It's MLKjr. day and I do intend to teach today. Well, an abridged school day shall we say. We will learn about MLK and listen to his speech. And then use the speech for vocabulary. Daughter will go to friends' house in the afternoon. That leaves me with a bored little boy. We may go to the "Hawai". He calls the local 'Y' the "Hawai". The pool is great and has a fun kids section. There is also a big slide which scares me silly because it goes so fast. Not that that scares me per se but whenever I find my self on the slide I happen to have a four year old little boy on my lap. And with all the turns the slide makes I am terrified of turning over on top of him and then heading over the edge into the pool. Water doesn't faze him but the pressure of my adult body on his tiny one would cause some damage for sure. He is a tiny boy. He weighs only about 30 lbs and is almost 4½.

I hear steps time to go. More later.