Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

While this post made my site last summer too, family visits have me pulling out board games and remembering their role in history- I hope you find it as fascinating as I did! -Anne   My family loves games. We've spent many happy hours around the table, trying to discover if it was Miss Scarlett… Continue reading Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

Life, Teaching Writing, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

A Little Creative Writing Exercise

By Monday I should have seventeen brand new stories to read! My creative writing students have been preparing their first "final draft" of the school year. Our quick writing sprints at the beginning of our class time have been some of my favorite classroom moments this year. (That's not just because it's a full ten minutes… Continue reading A Little Creative Writing Exercise

Books, History Class, Uncategorized, World War 2

Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

My family loves games. We've spent many happy hours around the table, trying to discover if it was Miss Scarlett or Colonel Mustard whodunit, trying to outbid each other in Rummy Royale, or seeing who can construct the most elaborate Scrabble word. Personally, though, I've never cared for Monopoly. I don't mind loosing a game,… Continue reading Board Games, the POW’s Secret Weapon

Life, Uncategorized, Writing Inspiration, Writing Tips

On Being a Writing Parent – Roll the Dice and Hope for the Best!

As the end of my first NaNoWriMo approaches, and I realize that I have five days left and 13,000 more words to write, (ack!)  I've been feeling that struggle again- the struggle of the writing parent. While some of my circumstances have changed a little since I first published this a year ago, the tension… Continue reading On Being a Writing Parent – Roll the Dice and Hope for the Best!