Useless Fact For Me To Share With You

No word in the the English dictionary rhymes with “MONTH”.
Goodnight y’all. I am off to bed after spending my Sunday night on school work prepping for my next two project based learning units for my ELP class. Can I just say eggs and Rubik’s Cubes? Wowsers that sounds like some good learning coming down the pipeline.
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Misc Thoughts From Coffeechug

I was too tired to run this morning. My 3.5 hours of sleep yesterday caught up to me. I felt run down so I slept in and rested. Looks like four days of running in a row coming up.

1. No bishop appears in Through the Looking-Glass.

2. I need one day to type up blog posts and book reviews. I  have notepads of thoughts and ideas and reviews that I need to write up.

3. Thoughts on homework in education? I am writing up a piece about homework and looking for other perspectives to include.

4. If you remember cassette tapes, then stay tuned as I am putting the final details on a new challenge: Cassette Tape Mixtape Challenge.

5. I am in need of a new image for my blog. Last year I had some fantastic artwork submitted(one became the main logo, coffeemug, and t-shirt…thanks Amanda Matthews!). I need some new artwork to spice up the blog. Send your artistic visions my way.

6. What are you reading right now?

7. I am obsessed lately with how cell phones and apps make education so great. Currently digging the new EasyBib app. Can life get any easier? What apps can you not live without that I should try?

8. Never forget the delicious flavor and aroma of coffee in the morning. The only thing that comes close is drinking orange juice with morning breath. Sounds gross, but so good. HA HA! ☺

9. Can you tell that my brain is all over the place this morning! I leave you with this picture from my kitchen. Sometimes Amanda deals with four kids when I act like a 6 year old myself…hence the word on the chalkboard. Yes, Aiden and I laughed and laughed and laughed.

Peace Out ✌ and look forward to your comments, thoughts, and ideas!

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Things, Thoughts, and Tidbits From My Scribbles Part 1

In a previous post about the first day back at school I mentioned how I working to unclutter as I downgrade to an office. To hold my feet to the fire I am going to post about anything worth any importance here on the blog to keep track of important ideas.

Here we go:

http://shelfelf.wordpress.com/ – a very cool blog and a great book blogger for YA

http://www.readingrumpus.com/ – another good book blog, but it has not been updated for a long time so not sure if it worth checking out much longer.

http://ericberlin.com/ – A author who write and creates puzzles. If you have not read Puzzling World of Winston Breen then please start there.

http://owlforya.blogspot.com/ – another great book blog for middle grade books.

http://www.kidsmomo.com/ – And yes, another good book blog

http://www.andyremic.com/ – a fantasy author. Not quite YA, but one author I need to check out and read in any free time that I currently don’t have.

Book titles written down to check out

Alright, one piece of paper down and about 500 more to go. I don’t think each page warrants this much great stuff.

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Summertime = Not Caring

I love summer because I no longer care about time, deadlines, stress, and all the above.

Yes, I have so many things I want to get done, but just don’t have the drive to start.

And I am okay with that.

I believe it is part of the process of recharging my batteries to prepare for the onslaught of projects that I will try to conquer in the near future.

Here is to the days of summer when we can just drink coffee and tea all day on the deck, play with my kids, and read books.

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2 VERY Important Things for you to do TODAY!!

Two quick reminders that you need to take care of today or tomorrow or else you are going to lose out on something special. Super special.

And don’t we all want to be special?

1. Cast your votes for the Coffee For The Brain Book Tournament. We need more votes and this week will wrap up the Final Four and lead us into the Championship Round.

Will you choose Compound or Maze Runner?

Will you choose Matched or Red Kayak?

The form is over to the right so got there now and VOTE. RIGHT NOW. I demand you because I have so much power over you from behind my computer screen.

Feel free to go back and watch the video about voting. http://coffeeforthebrain.blogspot.com/2011/03/coffee-for-brain-book-tournament-your.html

2. Go back and read this post about me sorting my books over Spring Break. Get your requests in today http://coffeeforthebrain.blogspot.com/2011/03/spring-break-goals.html

3. I guess I lied because I need three things from you and not two. What are your current favorite apps? Aiden(my son) and I are always looking for something new to try out. We are currently addicted to Angry Birds Rio and Lanesplitter.

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Random Things to Share with YOU!!!

1. Taxi Driver Imitates Michael Jackson, Delights the Internet [VIDEO]http://on.mash.to/gBAE1s


2. People are sharing their meals on my other site from all over the world. Feel free to join in, contribute and learn something about people from around the world. http://www.coffeechuglunch.posterous.com/ If you wish to contribute either subscribe or email your post and pics to coffeechuglunch@posterous.com


3. 50 Brain Facts Every Educator Should Know

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Another Random Question Thrown In Your Face!

Alright, so I am reading a new book that is going to be released March 1st in Australia and even though I just started the book I have already laughed several times within the first 20 pages.

The book got me thinking about something that made me stop and post here on this blog.

What are some sayings that people say that we all accept, yet we really have no idea what it means?

Huh? What are you asking bald guy?

Example, in the story her mother states the following which I have heard at least a thousand times in my life growing up. “Dead as a doornail.”

Yes, we all get the concept in the phrase. You are either
1. No longer breathing
2. In some serious doo-doo and about to get grounded or in serious trouble

Yet, how many of actually know what a doornail is and someone would say “dead as a doornail”?

I had no clue myself so I did a little Google search and found the following info over at http://www.worldwidewords.org/qa/qa-dea1.htm

I was going to post the info here on the blog, but the author has it all copyrighted so I will let it be. Just go the link and read and then come back here and post something interesting for the rest of us to read.

However, who would have thought it would have dated back to the times of medieval doors?

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Another great email from my dad

My parents rock. Here is another email I received from my dad the other day. It is a video from the comedian Tim Hawkins. A pretty fun video covering rock music by the bands as they get older. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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