Category Archives: Musings

School starts and “booktalks”

We’re abuzz with school starting preparation. So when does school start for us? Tomorrow for Linda at Teachers College, Wednesday for me at Queens, next week for David at Ramapo and Sue at New York University and Sophie, in first … Continue reading

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Wonderful Writing and Stone Creek Woman

It’s been tooo0 hot to do much more than dust and in the process refamiliarize myself with my books which are stacked everywhere. (Even now at 9 pm sweat is dripping down my face as I write in my un-air … Continue reading

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August

This August instead of relocating to our bungalow on the barrier island off the coast of NJ, we’re going back and forth in order to keep up with our work projects, i.e.,Linda’s starting new research projects, etc.; I’m starting a … Continue reading

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Spring, etc.

A lovely coating of snow greeted me this morning–the first day of Spring; happily my snowdrops and crocuses held their blossoms high!

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On Writing and Music

I was just writing chapter 22 of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony and listening to a recording of Beethoven’s Concerto for Piano No. 5 in E Flat, Op 73 and had to stop–it was soooooo beautiful!

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Car in our front yard

It’s snowing. We’re both home writing–Linda in her second floor office facing the road, me in my basement office. Vaguely I hear Linda’s voice saying something about a car in our front yard. Pulling my mind out of the 19th … Continue reading

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Nonfiction Writer

Last night, I came home with straw on the back of my black pants & make-up on my face. Why? I was interviewed at a turkey farm in East Windsor, NJ, for a History Channel Holiday Special hosted by Lewis … Continue reading

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The Election, 2008

Yippppeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! Jonathan took Sophie with him to vote. When we arrived for dinner & election-watching, she exuberantly announced that she voted! “For whom,” I asked–”Obama,” she replied. In my classes at Queens College, CUNY, last night, I was delighted by … Continue reading

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Music, Art, Reading & Writing

Re my 10/16/08 post: The teacher, Marie Russell, who uses Vivaldi’s Four Seasons” in her classroom sent me this picture of the autumn results, “Turning Nature into Art: Inspired by Vivaldi’s ‘Four Seasons’” (click on picture for larger image).

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Students and scientific reasoning and Sue Kirch

Here is a link to a short video in which Sue Kirch, a science educator at New York University, discusses the question: Can elementary school students engage in scientific reasoning?

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